All hope in Christ is futile if the grave’s our final end.
We pity all lives wasted on “Lord Jesus is my Friend.”
But he, in fact, did rise from death, the first fruits of a plan,
to open up eternal life to woman, child and man.
Death came into humanity, but only for a time
And Christ has come eternally with promises of life.
When he’s destroyed all ru-lers, pow’rs, and authorities,
then death itself will meet its end, the final enemy.
Image: Kristusovo vstajenje, 1850
Source: 1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Text: David Alexander, 2022, CC BY-SA NC 4.0
Tune: Light, Public Domain
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