Quotation by Shirley Erena Murray

Because you live, O Christ,
the spirit bird of hope is freed for flying,
our cages of despair no longer keep us closed and life-denying.
The stone has rolled away and death cannot imprison!
O sing this Easter Day, for Jesus Christ has risen!
Shirley Erena Murray (20th century), New Zealand hymn–writer. New Century Hymnal (1995). "Because You Live, O Christ," l. 6-10 (1987).
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