Hymn - On the day of resurrection

On the day of resurrection
to Emmaus we return;
while confused, amazed, and frightened,
Jesus comes to us, unknown.

Then a stranger asks a question,
‘What is this which troubles you?’
Meets us in our pain and suffering;
Jesus walks with us, unknown.

Day of sorrow is forgotten
when the guest becomes the host.
Taking bread and blessing, breaking,
Jesus is himself made known.

Opened eyes, renewed convictions,
journey back to scenes of pain;
telling all that Christ is risen.
Jesus is through us made known.

Michael Peterson, 1984
From Singing the Faith (selected verses)
Tune – LOVE DIVINE, J. Stainer, MHB 183