What I’m Thinking: What I’m Singing

Thinking after Holy Week is… hard. So this week I’m singing instead. Enjoy!

Here’s a transcript:

To be honest, with Easter just behind us and Holy Week a little further in the rear view mirror, thinking is not something I can be accused of doing to any great extend. So for this edition of What I’m Thinking, I’m going to do what I’ve done a couple of times in the past and shift it into What I’m Singing.

So this is, in fact, a song based not on the text ahead, which is our old friend Thomas, but the gospel lesson – one of the gospel lessons – for Easter Sunday itself. Mark 16:1-8, that strange ending to Mark’s Gospel, with the missing account (so it seems) of the resurrection. So this song is called “How Could the Story End?”

They stepped out in the morning’s shade
Bearing the spice mixture that they’d made.
How will we roll the stone away?
Is a question they don’t need to ask today.

[Chorus]

How could the story end?
Grieving/mourning/searching for a cherished friend?
No, the story goes on past the closing page:
Jesus Christ is risen!

They found that things were not as they had been.
The stone was rolled aside and they went in.
With startled face they heard the word
That Jesus’ resurrection had occurred.

[Chorus]

They left in fright and who could blame them
If they kept silent lest the story shame them.
But someone told and someone told and so we all know:
That Jesus Christ is risen!

[Chorus]

That’s what I’m singing. I’m curious to know what you’re singing, or thinking, or hearing. Leave me your thoughts in the comment section below; I’d love to hear from you. Happy Easter!

Categories What I'm Thinking | Tags: , | Posted on April 5, 2021

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