VBS 2018 is a Splash!
At Splash Canyon VBS, children will learn that God keeps His promises! They’ll look into the Bible, God’s Holy Word, and explore five Bible accounts where God is faithful and gives us hope and life now and forever. God promises He is with us today and always—no matter how wild the ride.
July 9th-13th, Kindergarten through 6th, 9am-12pm Come and Join us!
Christ is arisen from the grave’s dark prison
So let our joy rise full and free; Christ our comfort true will be
Were Christ not arisen, then death were still our prison.
Now, with Him to life restored, we praise the Father of our Lord
Alleluia! LSB 459
This is from a 12th century Latin tune with German text added sometime in the Middle Ages. It is hard to beat the classics. So many of our Easter hymns are from centuries past and have been sung through wars, victories, defeats, depressions, and celebrations. The beauty of the hymns is that they have stood the test of time and trial and are still being proclaimed with glorious voice and instruments.
Yes, there are some of our more modern, contemporary songs that are beautiful and uplifting and we pray that they too will stand the test of time.
The songs that tell the story of Easter, the resurrection, the victory over sin and death, those will be the songs that last.
Jesus lives! The victory’s won! Death no longer can appall me;
Jesus lives! Death’s reign is done! From the grave will Christ recall me.
Brighter scenes will then commence; This shall be my confidence.
Let’s join our voices with those saints of old and saints of new in proclaiming the Easter message of salvation and redemption and victory! Through good times and bad, let our voices ring out!
A Joyous Eastertide!