Scripture Verse

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save.@Zephaniah 3:17

Introduction

Words: Will­iam W. New­ton, The Voice of St. John, and Oth­er Po­ems (New York: An­son D. F. Ran­dolph, 1881), num­ber 12, alt.

Music: Pa­pil­lon Charles O. Ar­nold, in Ca­rols Old and Ca­rols New, ed­it­ed by Charles L. Hut­chins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Pa­rish Choir, 1916), num­ber 278, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William W. Newton
(1843–1914)

Lyrics

Awake! Awake! Glad voices make
Sing praise to Christ the Lord,
The living Word in earth and Heav’n,
Eternally adored!
For thankful songs from hearts and tongues
To Christ our king are giv’n,
From hearts of men set free again
And happy saints in Heav’n.

’Tis Easter morn, new faith is born,
The day of days the best.
Sing praise to God! Sing out abroad,
With joy and hope possessed!
For now the Prince of Peace hath fought,
And triumphed o’er the grave,
With holy arm and strong right hand,
Omnipotent to save.

No shadows now, our spirits bow,
Our souls are raised on high;
The Son of Man, in God’s own plan,
Has come to earth to die.
No doubts or fear could hold Him here
Detained by mortal breath.
For now He lives and freely gives
Redemption over death!