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Quotes for Easter, which is a Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary.

Most glorious Lord of lyfe, that on this day Didst make thy triumph over death and sin, And having harrowed hell, didst bring away Captivity thence captive, us to win: This joyous day, deare Lord, with joy begin.

Rise, heart; Thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise Without delays, Who takes thee by the hand, that thou likewise With him mayst rise; That, as His death calcined thee to dust, His life make thee gold, and, much more, just.
Death, and darkness get you packing, Nothing now to man is lacking, All your triumphs now are ended, And what Adam marred, is mended.
See from his head, his hands, his feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down; Did e'er such love and sorrow meet? Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
Enthroned in thy sovereign sphere Thou shedd'st thy light on all the year: Sundays by thee more glorious break, An Easter Day in every week: And week-days, following in their train, The fulness of thy blessing gain, Till all, both resting and employ, Be one Lord's day of holy joy.
Though dead, not dead; Not gone, though fled; Not lost, not vanished. In the great gospel and true creed, He is yet risen indeed; Christ is yet risen.
Spring bursts to-day, For Christ is risen and all the earth's at play.
. . . how still the Landscape stands! How nonchalant the Hedge! As if the "Resurrection" Were nothing very strange!
. . . all alone, alone, alone, He rose again behind the stone.
. . . there's the Lenten lily That has not long to stay And dies on Easter Day.
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide.
Well the prophecy was kept; Christ--"first fruit of them that slept"--Rose with vic'try-circled brow; So, believing one, shalt thou.
I bet any Sunday could be made as popular at church as Easter is, if you made 'em fashion shows too. The audience is so busy looking at each other that the preacher might as well recite Gunga Din.
Myrtilla's tripping down the street, In Easter finery. The Easter blooms are not more sweet And radiant-hued than she.
We have lost Christmas through the commercial interest . . . and I don't want to lose Easter. We crucified the given Christ on His birthday. Shall we now bury the living Lord beneath the rabbits, the eggs, satins, finery and thoughtlessness? We say no. We want to celebrate Easter in religion from now on.
The story of Passion-Tide and Easter is the story of the winning of that freedom and of that victory over the evils of Time. The burden of the guilt is accepted ("He was made Sin"), the last agony of alienation from God is passed through (Eloi, lama sabachthani ); the temporal Body is broken and remade; and Time and Eternity are reconciled in a Single Person. There is no retreat here to the Paradise of primal ignorance; the new Kingdom of God is built upon the foundations of spiritual experience. Time is not denied; it is fulfilled. "I am the food of the full- grown."
I can remember the pastors of my youth who on Easter Sunday would let out a year's accumulated bile against the "twicesters," as those who came but twice a year were called. One of them went so far as to welcome them at Easter by wishing them a Happy Memorial Day, a Glorious Fourth of July, a Good Labor Day, a Peaceful Veterans' Day and a Gracious Thanksgiving, and by wishing them as well a Happy Mother's Day, Happy Father's Day, Happy Children's Day, and Happy Birthdays for the year.
The resurrection is God's way of getting our attention.

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