It’s been a busy weekend, hasn’t it? Oh, to be sure, a joyful one, but still busy nonetheless. Easter is my favorite holiday by far, with its beautiful message of new life and resurrection. But rather than expound upon the subject, for this post I’m going to do something different. I’ll let my sixth grader serenade you with the hymn he played on his trumpet for church on Easter. Sing along with the words in your head as you listen, and remember that Jesus is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Jesus Christ is ris’n today, Alleluia!

Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!

Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!

Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

(Lutheran Service Book, 457)