Risen, Indeed: An Easter Reading For All

An Easter Responsive Reading.

R = Reader
C = Congregation

R: They laid him where?
C: He is not here, come look.
R: But have you seen the Lord?
C: And we have seen the Lord.
R: Is He alive?
C: He walked the road with us.
R: But did He speak?
C: He spoke and burned our hearts.
R: But did He stay with you?
C: And ate with us till dusk.
R: But did you touch His wounds?
C: O you of tiny faith.
R: I need to see.
C: Why stand you gazing up?  He comes again.
R: He comes again?
C: And comes just like He left.
R: But what till then?
C: He breathes in us His Breath.
R: Who is this King within?
C: Jesus Christ.
R: He is the King of Glory?
C: Jesus, Lord.
R: O sea, give up your dead!
C: O hell, your gates are split.
R: O grave, where is your sting?
C: No sting.
R: O death, where is your win?
C: No death.
R: No death?
C: The dead in Christ rise first; they sleep.
R: Ah, yes.  But who will wake them up?
C: “Lazarus, come forth!”
R: That voice! It is the Lord!
C: “Little girl, wake up.”
R: But what if I should sleep?
C: “My sheep will hear my voice.”
R: But what of me?
C: “Do you love Me?”
R: I love You more than life.
C: “Then feed my sheep.”
R: I will.
C: We will.

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