We praise you, God,
that the light of Christ shines in our darkness
and is never overcome; show us the way we must go to eternal day;
through Jesus Christ our Lord
Our Father in heaven,
the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
you are our beginning and you will be our end;
we are made in your image and likeness.
We praise and thank you for this day.
This is the day on which you created light
and saw that it was good.
This is the day in whose early morning light
we discovered the tomb was empty,
and encountered Christ, the world’s true light.
This is the day you have made;
we shall rejoice and be glad in it.