Scripture Verse

While they beheld, He was taken up; and a cloud received Him out of their sight. Acts 1:9


J. Henry Showalter (1864–1947)

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

Music: J. Hen­ry Sho­wal­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


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.


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.


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.


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.