Because I live, you will live also.
I am your forgiveness,
I am the passover of your salvation,
I am the lamb which was sacrificed for you,
I am your ransom, I am your light,
I am your Savior, I am your resurrection,
I am your king. I am leading you up to the heights of heaven
I will show you the eternal Father,
I will raise you up by My right hand.
St. Melito of Sardis, ca. 165 AD
And so, my heart rejoices,
my soul is glad;
even my flesh shall rest in hope.