A Song of Faith (Easter)

1    Blessed be the God and Father  

of our Lord Jesus Christ!

2    By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope  

through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

3    Into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled and unfading,  

kept in heaven for you,

4    Who are being protected by the power of God through faith,  

for a salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.

5    You were ransomed from the futile ways of your ancestors  

not with perishable things like silver or gold

6    But with the precious blood of Christ  

like that of a lamb without spot or stain.

7    Through him we have confidence in God,

    who raised him from the dead and gave him glory,  

so that your faith and hope are set on God.

1 Peter 1.3–5,18,19,21

Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, material from which is included here,
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