I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever.@Revelation 1:18

E. Mabel Dawson, in Carols New and Carols Old, by Charles L. Hutchins (Boston, Massachusetts: Parish Choir, 1916), number 305.

Arthur H. Brown (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Arthur H. Brown (1830-1926)

Alleluia! sing the triumph
Of the Victor in the strife,
Who, thro’ death, Himself hath brought us
To the resurrection life.
Lo! the bars of death are riven,
Now for ever open stand;
Never more shall close the portals
Of the Resurrection Land,
Never more shall close the portals
Of the Resurrection Land!

Alleluia! lo, the darkness
Breaks in everlasting dawn,
Fled for ever in the radiance
Of the resurrection morn.
Now is past the night of weeping,
With the morning cometh joy;
By His glorious resurrection
Death’s fell power did Christ destroy.
By His glorious resurrection
Death’s fell power did Christ destroy.

Lo! the keys of death are holden
By the Victor glorified;
Christ the gates of Heav’n hath opened
Unto all believers wide.
Day and night the great procession
Of the ransomed enters in;
Jesus lives! because He liveth,
Life eternal man may win.
Jesus lives! because He liveth,
Life eternal man may win.

Alleluia! Christ is risen!
He hath triumphed gloriously:
Now, through Christ may man triumphant,
Joyful gain the victory.
Alleluia! Savior keep us
By Thy heav’nly grace, we pray,
That we keep with Thee in Heaven
Everlasting Easter Day.
That we keep with Thee in Heaven
Everlasting Easter Day.

Alleluia! Lord, we hail Thee,
Join the chorus of the skies,
And with angels and archangels
Bid the hymn of praise arise.
Alleluia! praise and glory,
Laud, thanksgiving, honor, might,
Worship, blessing, adoration,
To the Victor Infinite.
Worship, blessing, adoration,
To the Victor Infinite.