The world waited with bated breath What would happen to the man they put to death The world in solemn stillness lay It seemed that death had won and hope was far away
All his friends ran away in fright They forgot the words of Jesus Christ: "Destroy this temple and on the third day it'll rise Then you will know this is true and there were no lies" The people walked with heads bent low As fear and anxiety continued to grow Many went back to what they were before And the faith of so many was shaken to the core The sky was gray and the sun looked more dim As if nature itself was dying with him
The world waited with bated breath What would happen to the man they put to death The world in solemn stillness lay Death had won and hope had gone away
But we have seen what comes next We have read the ancient text We know the end of this great story Christ alive and full in glory Quiet love has conquered all Scattered fear and darkness, brought down the wall "The one who died is now alive" the angels sing, "Rejoice! Sing Hosanna to the Risen King!" Shout it from the mountain tops so all the world can hear Spread the good news to all people far and near We are people of Easter Light in a world dark and dreary In Him we find our hope and strength when we too are weary Rise up Oh Children like the sun on that Easter morn Shine on, like the son for today you are reborn
The world waits with bated breath The return of the man we put to death Join me now with the world as together we say: God has overcome and love has come to show the way!