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

Introduction

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).

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The Resurrection
Carl H. Bloch (1834–1890)

Lyrics

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

Refrain

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.

Refrain

Seek no more thy lifeless Savior,
He is risen, Magdalene!
Doubt no longer, sad apostles,
Soon by you He will be seen.

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Sinners, weeping with contrition,
Ye may peace and pardon win;
He is risen whose name is Jesus,
He will save you from your sin.

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