Scripture Verse

Why seek ye the living among the dead?@Luke 24:5

Introduction

Words: Ro­bert L. Fletch­er, 1890.

Music: Saar­brück­en Ro­bert L. Fletch­er, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Angels tell the joyful story
Of the resurrection day;
They alone beheld the glory
When the bars of death gave way;
Hear them saying, He is risen;
Seek Him not among the dead.

They beheld the empty prison,
Death in chains was captive led.
Hear them saying, He is risen;
Seek Him not among the dead.

They beheld the empty prison,
Death in chains was captive led.

Sing His praises, O ye mortals,
Strew the earth with vernal flowers;
Jesus passes through death’s portals,
Rises o’er its gloomy powers;
Angel guards the way attending,
Lo, He goes to dwell on high;
Seraphs there, before Him bending,
Chant His praises in the sky.
Angel guards the way attending,
Lo, He goes to dwell on high;
Seraphs there, before Him bending,
Chant His praises in the sky.

Gracious Savior, live forever,
Victor o’er the prince of night;
And from Thee no power can sever
What is Thine by blood-bought right;
Thine the kingdom, Thine the glory,
Fairest of the heavenly train;
Ours the joy to wait before Thee,
Till we rise with Thee to reign.
Thine the kingdom, Thine the glory,
Fairest of the heavenly train;
Ours the joy to wait before Thee,
Till we rise with Thee to reign.