You alone know, O God, the depth of the longing in our hearts;

the intensity of the thirst in our souls,

And in answer, you have come to us,

lived among us,

taught and healed us,

demonstrated what the good life looks like;

Then died, to reveal the value of this life you offer.


You alone know, O God, what we need to satisfy our need,

to lead us to the life we instinctively seek,

And in answer, you have opened the door to life for us,

constantly whispered to us of your love and grace,

gently nudged us in the direction of our best life.


And so , now, as you come to us again,

as your life is proclaimed to us again,

we praise you Risen and Living One,

for the truly good life we find in you.