Who are you who walk in sorrow

Who are you who walk in sorrow?

Who are you who walk in sorrow down Emmaus’ barren road,
Hearts distraught and hope defeated bent beneath grief’s crushing load?
Nameless mourners, we will join you, we who also mourn our dead.
We have stood by graves unyielding, eaten death’s bare bitter bread.

Who is this who joins our journey, walking with us stride by stride?
Unknown stranger, can you fathom depths of grief for one who died?
Then the wonder! When we told you how our dreams to dust had turned,
Then you opened wide the scriptures till our hearts within us burned!

Who are you? Our eyes are opened in the breaking of the bread.
Christ the victim, now the victor, living, risen from the dead!
Great companion on our journey, still surprise us with your grace!
Make each day a new Emmaus on our hearts your image trace!

Who are we who travel with you on our way through life to death?
Women, men, the young, the aging, wakened by the Spirit’s breath!
At the font you claim and name us, born of water and the word.
At the table still you feed us, host us as our Risen Lord!

“Alleluia! Alleluia!” is the Easter hymn we sing!
Take our Life, our joy, our worship as the gift of love we bring.
You have formed us all one people called from every land and race.
Make the church your living body sent to share your healing grace!