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Hymn texts for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

ALLELUIA! LOVE IS ALIVE

1.   People of God see the morning is new; rise from your sleeping and run to the tomb.
Come and see!  Come and see!  He is alive!
A grave that is empty, a promise fulfilled.  God who was with us is here with us still.
He is here!  He is here!  He is alive!

REFRAIN:  Alleluia!  Love is alive; conquered the grave and defeated the night.
Alleluia!  Love is alive!  The Son has arisen for all.  Your people sing alleluia!

3.   People of God now rejoicing in Christ, carry your joy to the darkness of night.
Tell the world!  Tell the world!  He is alive!
Hear the good news of this glorious day, every heart singing as heaven proclaims:
He is Lord!  He is Lord!  He is alive!

Text:  Steve Angrisano, Jesse Manibusan, and Sarah Hart
Music:  Steve Angrisano, Jesse Manibusan, and Sarah Hart; vocal arr. by Rick Modlin
© 2012, Steve Angrisano, Sarah Hart, and Jesse Manibusan, Published by Two by Two Ministries and Spirit & Song, a division of OCP, All rights reserved.
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WORTHY IS THE LAMB

REFRAIN:  Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive honor and glory.
Worthy are the ones who believe to receive the goodness of God.

1.  Worthy are you, O Paschal Lamb.  Wisdom and strength belong now to you.
You laid down your life and died upon the cross: we’ve become a people of hope.

2.  Worthy are you, O Bread of Life.  Salvation and joy belong now to us.
By conquering death and rising to new life, we’ve become a people of praise.

3.  Worthy are you, O Risen Christ.  Wonders and signs, revealing your might.
Your power and glory shine upon our lives: we’ve become your light for the world.

Text:  Based on Revelations 5:9-14; Ricky Manalo, CSP
Music:  Ricky Manalo, CSP
© 1997, Ricky Manalo, CSP, Published by Spirit & Song, a division of OCP.  All rights reserved.
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HEART OF A SHEPHERD

REFRAIN:  If you love me, feed my lambs; be my heart, my voice, my hands.
If you love me, feed my sheep.  And for my part, I give you the heart of shepherd.

1.  Lord, you are my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
Fresh and green are the pastures where you give me repose.
Near restful waters you lead me, to revive my drooping spirit.

2.  You guide me along the right path;  you are true to your name.
If I should walk in the valley of darkness no evil would I fear
You are there with your crook and your staff; with these you give me comfort.

3.  You have prepared a banquet for me in the sight of my foes.
My head you have anointed with oil; my cup is overflowing.

4.  Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me all the days of my life.
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for ever and ever.

5.  To the Father and Son give glory, give glory to the Spirit,
To God who is, who was, and who will be for ever and ever.

Text:  Verse Text Copyright ©1963, 1993, Verse Melody Copyright ©1963 The Grail, England, GIA Publications, Inc., US agent
Music for Refrain:  Rory Cooney; arr. by Rory Cooney
Refrain and Arrangement of Verses Copyright © 2005 by GIA Publications, Inc., All rights reserved.
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MORNING HAS BROKEN

1.   Morning has broken like the first morning.  Blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing!  Praise for the morning!  Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!

2.  Sweet the rain’s new fall sunlit from heaven, like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden, sprung in completeness where his feet pass.

3.  Mine is the sunlight!  Mine is the morning born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation, praise every morning, God’s recreation of the new day!

Text:  Albert F. Bayly, 1901-1984, © Oxford University Press
Tune:  BUNESSAN; Gaelic; acc. by Marty Haugen
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CANTICLE OF THE TURNING

1.  My soul cries out with a joyful shout that the God of my heart is great,
And my spirit sings of the wondrous things that you bring to the ones who wait.
You fixed your sight on your servant’s plight and my weakness you did not spurn,
So from east to west shall my name be blessed.  Could the world be about to turn?

REFRAIN:  My heart shall sing of the day you bring.  Let the fires of your justice burn.
Wipe away all tears, for the dawn draws near, and the world is about to turn!

3.  From the halls of power to the fortress tower, not a stone will be left on stone.
Let the king beware for your justice tears every tyrant from his throne.
The hungry poor shall weep no more , for the food they can never earn:
There are tables spread, every mouth be fed, for the world is about to turn.

Text:  Based on Luke 1:46-58; Rory Cooney
Tune:  Irish Traditional STAR OF THE COUNTY DOWN; arr. by Rory Cooney
© 1990, GIA Publications, Inc., All rights reserved.
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