Richard and I attended the Easter Ceremonies service this evening at the church of St. Margaret of Antioch in the village of St. Margaret South Elmham.
1. Awake, awake: fling off the night! 2. Awake and rise, like men renewed,
For God has sent his glorious light; men with the Spirit’s power endued.
and we who live in Christ’s new day The light of life in us must glow,
must works of darkness put away. and fruits of truth and goodness show.
3. Let in the light; all sin expose 4. Awake, and rise up from the dead,
to Christ, whose life no darkness knows. and Christ his light on you will shed.
Before his cross for guidance kneel; Its power will wrong desires destroy,
his light will judge and, judging, heal. and your whole nature fill with joy.
5. Then sing for joy, and use each day;
give thanks for everything alway.
Lift up your hearts; with one accord
praise God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
J R Peacey