Easter Prayer

O, the wonderful Joy of Easter Day!
The truth of hearing God's Word say
If Christ's not Risen your faith is vain,
Praise God He died, but lives again!

The glorious sacrifice He made
And for our sins the price He paid.
This earth He left and Heavenward soared
To be forevermore adored,
And thus the Holy Ghost release
To cleanse men's hearts and bring them peace.

Our souls with gratitude are filled
And longings that cannot be stilled
To learn more of His grace and power,
To serve Him every living hour.

"Descend, O Holy Spirit, pray,
And fill our hearts this Easter Day;
So cleansed and filled that we may be
Fit and equipped for use by Thee!"

Honoria A. Groves

April, 1966