Number: 105
Title: Because You Live, O Christ
Composer: Dutch melody, 17th century Harm. Alice Parker, 1969
Author: Shirley Erena Murray, 1987
Scripture: Luke 24:1-2
Theme: Easter

Lyrics:
1.  Because You live, O Christ,
    The garden of the world has come to flower;
    The darkness of the tomb
    Is flooded with Your resurrection power.

Refrain:
    The stone has rolled away
    And death cannot imprison!
    O sing this Easter Day,
    For Jesus Christ has risen,
    has risen, has risen, has risen!

2.  Because You live, O Christ,
    The spirit bird of hope is freed for flying;
    Our cages of despair
    No longer keep us closed and life denying.
    (Refrain)

3.  Because You live, O Christ,
    The rainbow of Your peace will span creation,
    The colors of Your love
    Will draw all humankind to adoration.
    (Refrain)