Roll Away The Stone – Tom Conry

They have been saying all our plans are empty.
They have been saying “Where is their God now?”

Roll away the stone, see the Glory of God.   Roll away the stone…

They have been saying no one will remember.
They have been saying Power rules the world.

Roll away the stone, see the Glory of God.  Roll away the stone…

They have been saying no one hears the singing.
They have been saying all our strength is gone.

Roll away the stone, see the Glory of God.  Roll away the stone…

They have been saying “All of us are dying.”
They have been saying “All of us are dead.”

Roll away the stone, see the Glory of God.  Roll away the stone…

That’s one of my favorite Easter hymns.  We went to a more traditional parish for Easter vigil last night, so instead of this hymn, we were blessed by a marvelous choir singing Handel’s Messiah and other more traditional celebratory music.  We also had an opportunity to welcome an old friend into the church last night; he had been an atheist his entire life, but last night completed his journey to the Lord with baptism, confirmation, and his first Eucharist.  Afterwards, we enjoyed a warm reception at a mutual friend’s house that lasted into the wee hours of the night.

Today, we’ll spend our Easter Sunday with family.  I hope yours is a blessed Easter, one that brings you closer to the Lord and the salvation of His resurrection.

Update: My good friend The Anchoress has spent Holy Week focusing on the spiritual.  Be sure to read it all.