Someone requested a not substitutionary atonement version of this hymn so I wrote some lyrics.
Jesus Christ is Risen today, Alleluia; Our Amazing holy day, Alleluia
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia, Teach and Love and Heal our loss, Alleluia
Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia; Unto Christ, our Heavenly Kin, Alleluia
Who washed and served us til the end, Alleluia; Teacher, Savior and our Friend, Alleluia
But no one does God disclude Alleluia; for Christ’s love was the prelude, Alleluia
Can you feel God’s love break through? Alleluia; It includes both me and you, Alleluia
Sing we to our God above, Alleluia, Praise eternal as God’s love Alleluia
Praise our God, ye heavenly host, Alleluia; Father, Son and Holy Ghost, Alleluia
Feel free to use/adapt with credit to Pastor Katy Stenta
Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant since 2010, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ.
She is an writer and is published in Enfleshed, Sermonsuite, Presbyterian's today and Outlook. She writes prayers, liturgy, poems and public theology and is pursuing her doctorate in ministry in Creative Write and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible.
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