Scripture Verse

He is risen. Mark 16:6

Introduction

Introduction

portrait
J. Lincoln Hall
1866–1930

Words: Al­ice J. Clea­tor, in The Ser­vice of Praise, by Lin­coln Hall et al. (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­sy­lvan­ia: Hall-Mack, 1900), num­ber 174.

Music: J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Clea­tor (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Hall,

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The Resurrection
Carl H. Bloch
1834–1890

Lyrics

Awake, awake, O heart, and sing!
The Lord is ris’n to­day!
Behold a gleam of an­gel wings;
The stone is rolled away!
Awake, awake, O heart, and sing!
The gloom of death is o’er;
Bright an­gels haste the news to bring,
He lives for­ev­er­more!

Refrain

Awake from thy slum­ber,
Morn now is dawn­ing;
Jesus, the vic­tor,
Comes from the con­quered tomb.
O sing forth a wel­come,
Sing songs the sweet­est;
Jesus hath ris­en!
He lives for­ev­er­more!

No long­er death has cru­el sway;
A light sur­rounds the grave!
All hail the joy of East­er day;
The Lord is strong to save!
Awake, O heart, the morn is bright,
All doubt and fear is o’er!
The Lord is ris’n in pow­er and might,
He lives for­ev­er­more!

Refrain

Awake and hail with heart and voice
The mes­sage of these hours!
With all the wak­en­ing earth re­joice;
Be glad with birds and flow­ers.
Behold the joy­ous East­er day
That brings the news to earth
Of East­er morn­ing far away,
When life from death had birth.

Refrain