Here’s another new hymn for Easter. It was written by Michael Saward. See below for tune suggestions.
O Christ our God
O Christ our God, before your cross
unceasingly we bow.
You give us life, you give us hope.
The one eternal Now.
O Christ our God, before your tomb
we wait with bated breath.
The stone has gone, the clothes remain,
you've triumphed over death.
O Christ our God, most powerful Lord,
the true and living way.
You show the path to heaven above,
alive on that third day.
O Christ our God, the one true love,
your goodness all may see.
We gaze on you, enthroned on high
for all eternity.
— Copyright © Michael Saward/Jubilate Hymns (admin. by Hope Publishing Company in North America). Be sure to visit The Jubilate Group for other good hymns and worship resources.
If you’re looking for an upbeat tune, you might try:
AZMON (O for a thousand tongues to sing)
ST. ANNE (O God, our help in ages past)
If you’d prefer a more reflective approach to the text, try:
AMAZING GRACE (Amazing grace, how sweet the sound)
CRIMOND (The Lord’s my shepherd)
ST. AGNES (Jesus, the very thought of Thee)
If you use this hymn in worship, be sure to report it on your CCLI license.
For more worship resources for Easter, click on Easter in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.