Mar 23, 2008

Easter Blessings!

Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;

Death is strong, but Life is stronger;

Stronger than the dark, the light;

Stronger than the wrong, the right;

Faith and Hope triumphant say

Christ will rise on Easter Day.

—Phillips Brooks, "An Easter Carol"


Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
—Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"


Our Lord has written
the promise of the resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. —Martin Luther


Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,

And stands about the woodland ride

Wearing white for Eastertide.

—A. E. Housman


Vintage Egg Shampoo Label - "Grandma's Attic" Kit / Artella

Top picture: Courtesy of Garden Fairy


Andi said...

What a lovely Easter post KJ. Easter Blessings to you and your loved ones.

Mary Isabella said...

A Blessed Easter to you and your's...

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Now this is one beautiful ode to teh joy of Easter :-)