Sing with me, neighbour!

THE FRIENDS OF ST GREGORY’S MINSTER KIRKDALE

kirkdale compositions

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Sing with me, neighbour!

A hymn for Easter morning


1.   Sing with me, neighbour;

sing with me, good friend!

Sing, welcome stranger,

seeking journey’s end!

Sing the blackthorn white with flowers,

sing the gentle springtime showers,

sing the fertile earth,

sing the world’s rebirth!

 

2.   Walk with the Marys -

fear and faith in strife,

tending the dead one

whom they loved in life.

Then return with them rejoicing,

prophecy and praises voicing:

He, despised of men,

slain, yet lives again!

 

3.   Where is thy sting, Death?

Grave, thy victory?

Hell’s gates are shattered,

faithful souls set free.

Though the night was filled with mourning

promised joy came with the dawning:

hope of heaven restored

in the risen Lord.

 

4.   Sing, friend and neighbour,

sing all Christian folk!

Lives the Redeemer,

He who bore our yoke.

Sing to heaven: Alleluia!

Hear the echo: Alleluia!

Christ is risen today!

Christ is risen today!

 

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