SATB choir with optional violin
Composed by Joel Raney. Christ's Love, Love, Resurrection, Easter, Sacred. Octavo. 16 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5684).
Item Number: HP.C5684
Text by Joel Raney. Scriptural Reference: Luke 24:1-9, Matthew 28:5-6.
The story of Easter unfolds in this gorgeous Joel Raney ballad that begins quietly at the tomb when the angel asks, "Why are you crying; why do you weep?" then builds with intensity and emotion as the stone is rolled away and the choir sings "open your eyes and see, open your heart and know Jesus is risen, he is alive!" A hint of "In the Garden" is cleverly woven into the music, making this an ideal Easter morning ballad. The violin part is included and effectively adds to the drama.