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Christus Vita

I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly .
Jn 10:10

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Jn 15:13

Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
Jn 20:25

he shewed them [his] hands and [his] feet.
Lk 24:40

Lyrics copyright (c) David Horsman 2004

Dead in trespass and in sin,

love and live did conscience bid me.

But my soul so parched had been;

Dry and broken bones no life see.

Jesu love and life, I see

piercÚd hands stretched out to me

Then the Spirit, God's own breath,

breathed into my heart the willing;

Then did grace so o'er come death,

Dry bones live by Spirit's filling

Jesu love and life, I see

piercÚd hands stretched out to me

Jesu, life to give us died,

life abundant, life eternal.

Blood and water from his side

flowed to save from death infernal.

Jesu love and life, I see

piercÚd hands stretched out to me

Plunged beneath that healing flood,

Down we die and up are risen;

Birthed in water and in blood,

Spirit seals us now for heaven

Jesu love and life, I see

piercÚd hands stretched out to me

Jesu gives him self as food:

Bread and wine are for us token;

'neath them blood outpoured on rood;

Blessed body for us broken

Jesu love and life, I see

piercÚd hands stretched out to me

Buried in a borrowed tomb,

Life arose in conquering glory;

Rescues us from darksome doom,

Gives lie to despairing story.

Jesu love and life, I see

piercÚd hands stretched out to me

Love Divine in Jesu see:

Pierced hands of love the token.

Let our hands outstreched then be

To each sad soul, forlorn broken

Jesu love and life, I see

piercÚd hands stretched out to me