RISE UP IN ME, RISEN LORD
You descended into death
and to all those
death has held buried within .
Descend also into my depths,
down to all that is dead within me ,
and to everything that still waits for your life
and your light.
You have truly risen from the tomb
and you lead the dead into life,
those in darkness into light
and sinners to reconciliation
with the Father.
Rise up in me also.
from the tombs within me,
and raise up what is dead within me into life,
my unattractiveness into the loving gaze
and my guilt into the waiting arms
of the Father. Amen
- Georg Lengerke