Scripture Verse

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.

Music: Ed­stas­ton Geof­frey C. E. Ry­ley, in Hymns for the Child­ren of the Church (Lon­don: Church Ex­ten­sion As­so­cia­tion, 1907), num­ber 69 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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


Angels, shout your al­le­lu­ias,
Loud and long your trum­pets blow,
Christ your king re­turns from Ha­des,
He has tram­pled down the foe.


Alleluia, al­le­lu­ia,
Be our ris­ing God adored;
Alleluia, al­le­lu­ia,
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.


The Resurrection
Carl H. Bloch (1834–1890)