As we have journeyed through the gospel of John in the Women’s Bible Study on Saturday mornings. I have been amazed at how many gospel passages have been set to music. Eleanor and Harriet, who are much more musical than I, often nod and smile as tunes come to mind and the scripture sings to them. In that light I have though of some of my favorite hymns of the season. For example, as we follow the path of Christ to Calvary:
“All Glory, Laud and Honor” verse 1 represents Palm Sunday
“All glory, laud , and honor to thee Redeemer King.
“To whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring.
“Thou art the King of Israel, Thou David’s royal Son,
“Who in the Lord’s name comest, The King and blessed one!”
“One Day” verse 3 represents Good Friday:
“ One day they lead him up Calvary’s mountain,
“One day, they nailed him to die on the tree:
“Suffering anguish, despised and rejected,
“Bearing my sins, my redeemer is He.”
But then after the blackness and sadness of Good Friday, Easter comes, and we sing “Christ the Lord is Risen Today”:
“Christ the Lord is ris’n today, Alleluia!
“Sons of men and angels say: Alleluia!
“Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
“Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth reply: Alleluia!
Thanks to you, Lord Jesus, for dying in our place on Calvary. We rejoice this season that you were victorious over death, and because of that we will be, too. Amen