But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” And they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. (Luke 24:1-9 ESV)
Hymn ELH 340:1-2,6 Alleluia! Jesus Lives
Alleluia! Jesus lives!
He is now the Living One;
From the gloomy house of death
Forth the Conqueror has gone,
Bright Forerunner to the skies
Of His people, yet to rise.
Jesus lives! Let all rejoice;
Praise Him, ransomed ones of earth.
Praise Him in a nobler song,
Cherubim of heavenly birth.
Praise the Victor-King, whose sway
Sin and death and hell obey.
Alleluia! Angels, sing!
Join us in our hymn of praise.
Let your chorus swell the strain
Which our feebler voices raise:
Glory to our God above
And on earth His peace and love!
Jesus, my Lord and my Savior, thank you for living a perfect life in my place and dying to pay for all my sins. Thank You for the assurance of my salvation, proven to me through Your resurrection. Amen.