Road To Emmaus
Music & Lyrics by Roger Linder
Lyrical Theme by Bethany Carlson
We were walking towards town, sharing recents events

We were trav'ling our usual route,

Luke & Cleopas
When a man came nearby and he asked us

"My friends, what are you so worked up about?"

"Have you not heard all the gossip?
Have you been long from this place?
Our Lord, Jesus from Naz'reth
Has died on the cross, a disgrace!"

"We had hoped for a king, a redeemer for all
But he lost, we are lost, cannot cope
And some women tell us now his body is gone
That he lives, we should not give up hope."

"But how can we believe it?
The stories they tell can't be true"

"The facts and figures just don't fit
All hope is now lost for the Jews."

"You are fools, can't you see what the scriptures reveal?
Don't you know what the prophets foretold?
That the Christ would be tortured and suffer 'til death?
But the power of death would not hold?"

We then came to our village
We urged him to stay as our guest

"The day is almost over,
Please stop here, give your feet a rest"

Vocal Descant
Take this bread, my body is given for you
Take this cup, my blood is shed for you

Luke & Cleopas
So we ate, he took bread, he gave thanks as he broke
And at once Jesus we recognized
And as quickly he left, but we knew him as Lord
The man was no longer disguised.

So heed what we are saying
The Lord is risen today!
His words burned in our bodies
As he spoke to us along the way

Instrumental Demo

As performed by How Majestic - May 6, 2001

40 Days
Scriptural basis - Luke 24
13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles [1] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him. 17 He asked them, "What are you discussing together as you walk along?" They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, "Are you only a visitor to Jerusalem and do not know the things that have happened there in these days?" 19 "What things?" he asked. "About Jesus of Nazareth," they replied. "He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn't find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see." 25 He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Christ [2] have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?" 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. 28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, "Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over." So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?" 33 They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together 34 and saying, "It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon." 35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.