Eggstra! Eggstra! Greed All About It!

Easter eggs, bunnies, painted shells, special offers, daffodils, even: forget the lot. This day, Jesus the Christ rose from the dead, defeating the grave and re-opening heaven to the rebel sons and daughters of Adam.

Resurrection life is free, and needs no lazy punnage or crass marketing.

Christians, dismiss your fear;
Let hope and joy succeed;
The great good news with gladness hear,
The Lord is risen indeed.

The shades of death withdrawn,
His eyes their beams display;
So wakes the sun, when rosy dawn
Unbars the gates of day.

The promise is fulfilled;
Salvation’s work is done;
Justice with mercy’s reconciled,
And God has raised his Son.

He quits the dark abode,
From all corruption free;
The holy, harmless Child of God
Could no corruption see.

My soul, thy Saviour laud,
Who all thy sorrows bore;
Who died for sin, but lives to God,
And lives to die no more.

His death procured thy peace,
His resurrection’s thine;
Believe; receive the full release;
’Tis signed with blood divine.

-Joseph Hart, Gadsby's Hymns, No 487

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