Word for Word

“As a songwriter, I love to interact with the liturgy. I find so much depth and lyrical beauty in it. As I was reading through seasonal liturgies from Common Worship, I was really struck by this portion of liturgy from the Easter Vigil. It was so dramatic and powerful. I took on the challenge of writing a word-for-word musical version of various selections of the liturgy.” – Dave Frincke

Song Details

Christ the Morning Star
Music by Dave Frincke
Words taken from the Easter vigil liturgy in Common Worship.
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Lyrics

For this is the Passover feast,
when Christ, the true Lamb of God, is slain
whose blood consecrates the homes of all the faithful.
Glory to you for ever

This is the night when you first saved our ancestors
freeing Israel from her slavery
and leading her safely through the sea.
Glory to you for ever

This is the night when Jesus Christ vanquished hell,
broke the chains of death
and rose triumphant from the grave.
Glory to you for ever

This is the night when all who believe in him are freed from sin,
restored to grace and holiness,
and share the victory of Christ.
Glory to you for ever

This is the night that gave us back what we had lost;
beyond our deepest dreams
you made even our sin a happy fault.
Glory to you for ever

Most blessed of all nights!
Evil and hatred are put to flight and sin is washed away,
lost innocence regained, and mourning turned to joy.
Glory to you for ever

Night truly blessed, when hatred is cast out,
peace and justice find a home,
and heaven is joined to earth and all creation reconciled to you.
Glory to you for ever

For Christ the morning star has risen in glory;
Christ is risen from the dead
and his flame of love still burns within us!
Christ sheds his peaceful light on all the world!
Christ lives and reigns for ever and ever!

Alleluia. Christ is risen.
He is risen Alleluia
Alleluia. Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia