“Easter” or “You Didn’t Stay There”

What does the word ‘Easter’ mean?” I wondered, when preparing for this post. Having no idea, I looked it up, and read here of suggested word origins to do with spring, sunrise, and Passover.

            So much for the word, then. As for the meaning of Easter itself – the worldwide holiday to be celebrated tomorrow – the minstrel in me thought that was best described in original song (along with Google-provided visual aid)…

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You were in heaven before time began:

Lord of all creation, and the maker of Man.

But for the sake of all the world – for me, and all the people everywhere –

You were in heaven, but you didn’t stay there.

You were in a manger: A baby in the straw,

Underneath the angels singing, “Gloria!

But for the sake of all the world – for me, and all the people everywhere –

You were in a manger, but you didn’t stay there.

You were on the cross, Lord: The perfect sacrifice.

And you were in a tomb for two long days and nights.

But for the sake of all the world – for me, and all the people everywhere –

You were in a tomb, but you didn’t stay there.

Yes, for the sake of all the world – for me, and all the people everywhere –

You were in heaven,

In a manger,

And in a tomb…

But you didn’t stay there.

* * *

Happy Resurrected Son Day, everyone. (:

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