Lyrics for Easter Sunrise Mass

Easter Sunrise Mass 4-1-18

Before Mass:  JESUS IS LIFE

Let the trumpets blast, let the cymbals crash, let the dancing begin!
Let everything that breathes proclaim: “Jesus is Life! Jesus is life!”

Praise Him with blasts of the trumpet. Praise Him with lyre and harp.
Praise Him with drums and dancing, Jesus is life! Jesus is life!

Praise Him with clashing cymbals, Praise Him with strings and reeds. Praise Him with clanging cymbals, Jesus is Life! Jesus is Life!

Orchards and forests, mountains and hills, birds and living creatures,
Dance in praise of His name!

Praise Him with clashing cymbals, Praise Him with strings and reeds. Praise Him with clanging cymbals, Jesus is Life! Jesus is Life!
Everlasting Life!

 

Entrance Hymn:  JESUS CHRIST IS RISEN TODAY

 

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly king, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

 

 

 

 

GLORY TO GOD:  Mass of Renewal

 

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.

 

We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King,

O God, almighty Father.

 

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.


Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy, have mercy on us.

 

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.

 

For You alone are the Holy One, You alone are the Lord,
You alone are the Most High Jesus Christ,
With the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.  Amen, amen.

 

 

Responsorial PsalmTHIS DAY WAS MADE BY THE LORD

 

Refrain:  This day was made by the Lord, let us rejoice, let us be glad.
This day was made by the Lord, let us rejoice in salvation!

 

Verse 1:  I thank you, your love is eternal, you have given me life.
You have given me life.  I will proclaim the wonders you do!

         

 

Verse 2:  Your hand raised me up in triumph, you have given me life.
You have given me life.  I will proclaim the wonders you do!

 

Verse 3:  The stone which the builders rejected is the cornerstone,
is the cornerstone.  I will proclaim the wonders you do!

            

Verse 4:  You opened the gates of heaven, you have given me life.
You have given me life.  I will proclaim the wonders you do!

                

Verse 5:   You are my strength and my Savior, you have given me life.
You have given me life.  I will proclaim the wonders you do!

 

 

Sequence (before the Gospel):  CHRIST IS ARISEN

 

  1. To the Paschal Victim give thankful praise!

Christ, ever sinless, his sheep now he saves.

Death and life contended in dreadful strife;

Death did not hold him, immortal his life.

 

Refrain:      Alleluia, his triumph we sing!
Christ is arisen, the Victor, the King!

 

  1. Mary, speak, confessing what you have seen.
    “Christ’s tomb lies empty where once he had been;
    Angels bright, confirming; Shroud laid aside;
    He goes to Galilee, he lives though he died.”

 

  1. Christians, sing his glory with ev’ry breath;
    Sing of his kingdom, victorious o’er death!
    Jesus, grant us mercy: New life from heav’n!
    Christ ever reigns! Alleluia!  Amen!   

 

 

Alleluia:  Celtic Alleluia

 

Refrain:  Alleluia, alleluia.  Alleluia, alleluia.


Now he is living, the Christ.  Out of the tomb he is risen;
He has conquered death, opened heaven to all believers.

 

 

Offertory Hymn:  LORD, I LIFT YOUR NAME ON HIGH

Lord I lift Your name on high, Lord I love to sing Your praises.
I’m so glad You’re in my life, I’m so glad You came to save us.

You came from heaven to earth To show the way
From the earth to the cross My debt to pay
From the cross to the grave From the grave to the sky
Lord I lift Your name on high.

SIGNS OF NEW LIFE

 

A butterfly (a butterfly), an Easter egg (an Easter egg),

A fountain flowing in the park (A fountain flowing in the park).

These are signs of new life, the life of Jesus the Lord.

 

Refrain:  And we sing to Him, alleluia!  We give to Him our praise!

We sing to Him, alleluia, Glory be to Him! Glory be to Him!

Glory be to Jesus, the Lord!

 

A helping hand (a helping hand), a happy smile (a happy smile),

A heart so full of hope and joy (a heart so full of hope and joy).

These are signs of new life, the life of Jesus the Lord.  Refrain.

 

A cup of wine (a cup of wine), a loaf of bread (a loaf of bread),

Blest and broken for us (blest and broken for us).

These are signs of new life, the life of Jesus the Lord.  Refrain.

Holy:  Mass of Renewal

 

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.  Hosanna in the highest.

 

 

Acclamation:  When We Eat This Bread  

 

When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup,

We proclaim your Death, O Lord, until you come again.

 

 

 

Great Amen:  Mass of Renewal


Amen, amen, amen.

 

 

 

Our Father:  (Spoken)

 

 

Lamb of God:  Jesus, Lamb of God – Mass of Creation

 

Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world have mercy on us. Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us your peace.

 

 

Communion Hymn:  I WILL RISE

There’s a peace I’ve come to know, Though my heart and flesh may fail.
There’s an anchor for my soul, I can say “It is well.”

Jesus has overcome, And the grave is overwhelmed.
The victory is won, He is risen from the dead.

And I will rise when He calls my name, No more sorrow, no more pain.
I will rise on eagles’ wings, Before my God fall on my knees,
And rise, I will rise.

There’s a day that’s drawing near When this darkness breaks to light,
And the shadows disappear, And my faith shall be my eyes.

Jesus has overcome, And the grave is overwhelmed.
The victory is won, He is risen from the dead.

And I will rise when He calls my name, No more sorrow, no more pain.
I will rise on eagles’ wings, Before my God fall on my knees,
And rise, I will rise.

And I hear the voice of many angels sing, “Worthy is the Lamb”
And I hear the cry of every longing heart, “Worthy is the Lamb”

And I hear the voice of many angels sing, “Worthy is the Lamb”
And I hear the cry of every longing heart, “Worthy is the Lamb”

And I will rise when He calls my name, No more sorrow, no more pain.
I will rise on eagles’ wings, Before my God fall on my knees,
And rise, I will rise.

 

 

Meditation:   I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE

I am the Bread of Life, You who come to Me shall not hunger,

And who believe in Me shall not thirst.

No one can come to Me unless the Father beckons.
Refrain: And I will raise you up, And I will raise you up,

And I will raise you up on the last day.

 

The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.
And if you eat of this bread, you shall live forever, you shall live forever.

Refrain.

I am the resurrection, I am the life.

If you believe in me, even though you die, you shall live forever.

Refrain.

 

Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ,

The Son of God, Who has come into the world.

Refrain.

 

 

Recessional Hymn:  DAYS OF ELIJAH

 

These are the days of Elijah, declaring the word of the Lord;
And these are the days of Your servant, Moses, righteousness being restored;

And though these are the days of great trials, of famine and darkness
and sword,
Still we are the voice in the desert crying, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord.”

Refrain:       Behold He comes, riding on the clouds
Shining like the sun, at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it’s the year of Jubilee,
And out of Zion’s hill salvation comes.

And these are the days of Ezekiel, the dry bones becoming as flesh;
And these are the days of Your servant, David, rebuilding a temple of praise;

And these are the days of the harvest, the fields are all white in the world;
And we are the laborers that are in Your vineyard, declaring the Word of the Lord.

Refrain