How Sweet the Joy That Easter Morn
How deep the shadows of despair,
How infinite the pain
When Jesus Christ was crucified,
Eternal life to gain.
The sacrifice of His pure blood,
Though born with perfect grace,
Required the suff’ring of His soul
To save the human race.
How sad the hearts of faithful friends,
How terrible the gloom
As they anointed Christ their Lord
And laid Him in the tomb.
All nature groaned in deep distress,
The sun and moon grew dim
As those who recognized God’s son
Shed bitter tears for Him.
How sweet the joy that Easter morn,
How glad the hearts of men.
For hope revived in every soul
When Jesus rose again.
He broke the shackles of the grave,
His victory complete.
Now faithful souls could rise from death
And worship at His feet.
Text: Janice Kapp Perry
Album: Submitted Music (1998-2006)
Composition Date: 2001
More Info: CMS 2001