aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Christ is risen!

The Laughter of God The Laughter of God

Have you heard the tale, how in Galilee,
the Lord called some fishers away from the sea
to tell to all he'd from death set us free,
and give us new life in the morning.
For the sound of God's voice roused Christ from death's bed,
keeping faith with his flock, as he oft-times said;
Th'laughter of God shall awaken the dead,
and we'll all shout for joy in the morning.

To the grieving folk bound with chains of gloom
he spoke of his kingdom of joy and of room
that he'd make for those who with tears by the tomb
had denied there could be a new morning.
For the sound of God's voice, etc.

Then remember how in the garden there
he trembled and shook as he knelt in prayer,
but he still found faith in the dark night to dare
that with God he would rise in the morning.
For the sound of God's voice, etc.

So then let us sing and in him delight
for Christ lives again and has set us aright
with God above and we'll pass through the night
when he calls us to joy in the morning.
For the sound of God's voice, etc.

Words © 1986 Arthur W. Collins
Traditional English melody ("John Peel")

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