You command be silent about God’s Son.
You threaten to beat us if we disobey
But we have seen the risen Holy One.
This we solemnly swear to you this day.
Your envy nailed Jesus to the cruel cross,
But we do not fear your rod or stone.
What can you do that we would count as loss?
For us power resides in God alone.
Your hollow threats we regard without dread
For we have beheld with our very own eyes,
Jesus, the Christ, alive, raised from the dead,
Which we will declare for the ears of the wise.
Death over Him no longer has dominion.
Nor do you, who are empty death’s minion.