While they beheld, He was taken up; and a cloud received Him out of their sight.@Acts 1:9
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J. Henry Showalter (1864–1947)

Lucy R. Fleming, in The Highway to Heaven, edited by Anthony J. Showalter & J. Henry Showalter (Dalton, Georgia: A. J. Showalter, 1899).

J. Henry Showalter (🔊 pdf nwc).

Awake, awake, O earth!
Thy many voices raise,
And let the echoing hills
Repeat the note of praise.
Let all the isles rejoice,
Let seas take up the strain;
Christ from the dead hath come,
He lives, he lives again.

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He lives! Christ lives! He lives again.
Our risen Lord, today!
Christ from the dead hath come,
He lives, He lives again.

Awake, awake, O earth!
Forget the hour of gloom,
When in thy shuddering breast
Thy Maker claimed a tomb.
Put off thy wintry robes
For garb of joyous spring;
Crown thee with lilies fair,
To greet the risen King.

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Bring treasures of the field,
Bring leaf and blossom sweet;
Thy choicest and thy best,
Before His piercèd feet.
While all thy sons are glad,
And tears are put away,
Let youth and age alike
Sing Christ is risen today.

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Lift up thy gates with praise,
And robes of joy put on;
The Lord of life and death
Has risen to His throne;
He hath gone up on high,
And giveth gifts to men;
He lives, no more to die,
He lives, he lives again.

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