Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen. Luke 24:34


James Rowe (1865–1933)

Words: James Rowe, in His Wor­thy Praise, by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz & Ira B. Wil­son (Day­ton, Ohio: Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing, 1915), num­ber 187.

Music: Sam­uel W. Beaz­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

Samuel W. Beazley (1873–1944)


Oh, beau­ti­ful, beau­ti­ful East­er,
What joy to us you bring!
What plea­sures sweet, when here we meet,
To praise our ris­en king!


Easter! East­er!
Beautiful, beau­ti­ful East­er!
Day so dear, so full of cheer,
And hap­pi­ness and love!
Easter! East­er!
Beautiful, beau­ti­ful East­er!
Christians, raise your sweet­est praise
To God above.

No sad­ness now lin­gers around us,
For all the world looks bright;
And glad eyes glow, wher­e’er we go,
With bless­èd East­er light.


The song­birds are joy­ous­ly sing­ing,
And bells make mer­ry rhyme;
Yes, all things say or sing to­day,
’Tis glad­some East­er-time.


Oh, glo­ri­ous Sav­ior, Thy prais­es
Today our souls em­ploy,
For Thou dost live again to give
This time of light and joy.