Submitted by Sister Joanne Kollasch, Benedictine Women of Madison
We glory in the cross, in Christ, the crucified. In him we die to sin and self and in God’s grace abide. We glory in the cross, in Christ, the risen One. In him we know the Spirit’s life and pow’r of Gospel word.
The arms of Jesus’ cross encompass all the earth; in this embrace we find our peace and in this death, new birth. We glory in the cross, salvation’s shape and sign, the pledge of everlasting life, the span of God’s design.
The folly of the cross is wisdom to the wise; for all who choose to die with Christ, with Christ will also rise. The myst’ry of God’s plan unfolds on Jesus’ cross: the blessings of abundant life are won by pain and loss.
The beauty of the cross is love revealed in death; with grateful lips we sing our praise, with mind and heart and breath. In joy we journey on, in hope of future bright; Christ Jesus walks the way with us through darkness into light.
Text: Delores Dufner, OSB © 2002, 2003, GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.