Scripture Verse

He is risen from the dead.@Matthew 28:7

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Sun­ny-Side Songs (New York and Chi­cago, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1893), page 88.

Music: Nörd­ling­en W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Bring the Easter lilies fair
To the house of praise and prayer;
Let them on the altar bloom,
Breathing there a sweet perfume.

Refrain

Christ hath risen from the tomb,
Clothed in Heav’n’s immortal bloom;
Bring the Easter lilies fair
To the house of praise and prayer.

Bring the Easter lilies white,
Bending softly in the light;
Meet for Him whose tender care
Watcheth o’er them everywhere.

Refrain

Bring the Easter lilies now,
While our hearts to Him we bow;
While our songs of gladness rise,
Borne by angels to the skies.

Refrain