1, 5. Two were bound for Emmaus, disheartened and lost;
all their hope for the future had been nailed to a cross.
Love unknown then walked beside them,
come back from the dead,
and they knew he was risen in the breaking of bread.
2. On the Sea of Tiberius, when the night was nearly gone
and their toil seemed so useless, not one fish had they caught,
from the shore the stranger called to them:
“Cast your net, friends, once more.”
And they filled it to bursting, but the net was not torn.
3. Then they knew it was Jesus and they hastened in to shore;
bread and fish for their breakfast from the hands of their Lord.
“O Peter, if you love me you must care for my sheep;
if you follow your Shepherd, then a shepherd you’ll be.”
4. When the road makes us weary, when our labor seems but loss,
when the fire of faith weakens and too high seems the cost,
let the Church turn to its risen Lord,
who for us bore the cross,
and we’ll find our hearts burning at the sound of his voice.
are the lyrics…how I identify with the two apostles on the way to Emmaus, thinking all was over because Christ was crucified, can you imagine how they must have felt, I can, sometimes I think I have felt exactly that…and then turnaround, and it’s really just the beginning.