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April 15, 2017

Easter Blessings


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The Lord is truly risen, alleluia! May the hopeful message of salvation embrace us all this holy season. Easter blessings from all of us at OCP.

The Thorn Tree
In rock where time had carved a cave,
The Savior slept when he was born—
And underfoot lay stone and dust,
And overhead a tree of thorn.

At Gabbatha, where Pilate sat,
The Savior met with fear and scorn—
And underfoot lay stone and dust,
And overhead a bleeding thorn.

In rock where time had carved a cave,
The Savior slept, his body torn—
And underfoot lay stone and dust,
And overhead a broken thorn.

From rock where time had carved a cave,
The Savior rose on Easter morn—
And underfoot, a field of wheat,
And overhead, a flow’ring thorn!

Text by Genevieve Glen, OSB, ©2004, The Benedictine Abbey of St. Walburga. Music © 2014, Scot Crandal (ASCAP). Published by OCP, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR. All rights reserved.