John: here's my favorite Easter song:
The angel cried to the Lady Full of Grace:
Rejoice, O pure Virgin! Again I say: Rejoice!
Your Son is risen from His three days in the tomb!
With Himself He has raised all the dead!
Rejoice, all ye people!
Shine! Shine! O New Jerusalem!
The Glory of the Lord has shone on you!
Exult now and be glad, O Zion!
Be radiant, O Pure Theotokos, in the Resurrection of your Son
("Theotokos" means "the one who gave birth to God" -- a title for the Virgin Mary)
Can't hardly sing this without tears in my eyes. Dunno why. It's a beautiful hymn.