O Morning Far Beyond Us: An Easter Liturgy In Poem

Celebrant:

O morning, far beyond us
Our time or grasp to touch
Strong day of life awakening
From underneath the dust

Part waters black and swirling
Dark night rend with your hand
Bright land of life revealing
Bright sun of love command

Community:

Let this our anthem be
Our celebration prize
That Christ has healed our wounds
And with him now we rise.

Celebrant:

O morning’s tender moment
Our days and grief request
Break full upon our wand’rings
And fill each hollow breast

Divide the shadow brooding
Divorce the Eden curse
With sword of love and beauty
Free hearts and minds coerced

Community:

Let this our anthem be
Our celebration prize
That Christ has healed our wounds
And with him now we rise

Celebrant:

Could mysteries of ages
All quests of humankind
Find their unlocking waiting
Behind a stone in time

When first a movement glimmered
Behind the veil of death
That morning far beyond us
Now gives eternal breath

Celebrant & Community:

Let this our anthem be
Our celebration prize
That Christ has healed our wounds
And with him now we rise.

Amen and amen.

Celebrant:

Let’s turn and great one another on this glad Easter morning.