All you that seek the Lord who died,
your God for sinners crucified,
now, now let all your grief be o’er!
Believe, and you shall weep no more.
The Lord of life is risen indeed,
to death delivered in your stead;
his rise proclaims your sins forgiven,
and shows the living way to heaven.
Haste then, you souls that first believe,
who dare the gospel word receive,
your faith with joyful hearts confess,
be bold, be Jesus’ witnesses.
Go, tell the followers of your Lord
their Jesus is to life restored;
he lives to quicken humankind;
he lives that all his life may find.
Charles Wesley (1707-1788)