Scripture Verse

Flowers appear on the earth once again. The time for singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2:12


Words: La­vin­ia E. Brauff, in Hymns We Love, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Geibel & Frederic W. Eickhoff (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ad­am Gei­bel Mu­sic, 1907), num­ber 213.

Music: Ta­na­ga Flo­rence W. Fal­con­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Brauff or Fal­con­er (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


The gold­en light of East­er day
Descending from above,
Inspires the heart to sing and pray
To Christ, the King of love.


All things awake to greet their Lord,
Who for our sins hath died;
Let us in one har­mo­ni­ous chord,
Hail Christ, the Cru­ci­fied;
Let us in one har­mo­ni­ous chord,
Hail Christ, the Sav­ior Cru­ci­fied.

The hap­py birds in joy­ful song
Proclaim their praise to Him;
Whose love is al­ways true and strong,
Whose glo­ries ne’er grow dim.


The state­ly palms and li­lies white
God’s tem­ples now adorn;
Where we shall meet this Lord of light
Who rose on East­er morn.