249. Because You Live, O Christ

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Text Information
First Line: Because you live, O Christ
Title: Because You Live, O Christ
Author: Shirley Erena Murray (1987)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 6.11.6.11 with refrain
Scripture: Isaiah 35:1-2; Matthew 28:1-5; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-2; John 20:1-18
Topic: Christian Year: Easter Vigil; Christian Year: Resurrection/Easter; Gift of the Holy Spirit3 more...
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The stone has rolled away
Copyright: © 1987 Hope Publishing Company
Tune Information
Name: VRUECHTEN
Harmonizer: Alice Parker (1966)
Meter: 6.11.6.11 with refrain
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Dutch melody, 17th cent.
Copyright: Harm. © 1969 Hope Publishing Company
Notes: (alternate harmonization, 244)


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This New Zealand author’s text contains no familiar images of springtime to bolster its message, because Easter in the Southern Hemisphere comes in autumn. This hymn resulted both from her dissatisfaction with existing hymns and from her love of this exuberant Dutch tune.


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