Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. We sing glad songs of salvation for the right hand of the Lord does valiantly. I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord. Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. For Christ died for our sins, was buried, and was raised on the third day. This indeed is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:1, 14-15, 17, 19, 24; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4).