Upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. Luke 24:1–3
Words: From The Children’s Hymnal and Christian Year, edited by Christian H. Bateman (London: John Hodges, 1872), number 60.
Angels, shout your alleluias,
Loud and long your trumpets blow,
Christ your king returns from Hades,
He has trampled down the foe.
Be our rising God adored;
Keep a feast day to the Lord.
Virgin mother, cease thy weeping,
Hail the God whom thou didst fear;
Of His woe thou wert partaker,
Now His gladness thou shalt share.
Seek no more thy lifeless Savior,
He is risen, Magdalene!
Doubt no longer, sad apostles,
Soon by you He will be seen.
Sinners, weeping with contrition,
Ye may peace and pardon win;
He is risen whose name is Jesus,
He will save you from your sin.