Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen indeed. Luke 24:34


Words: Jo­seph Hart, 1762.

Music: Di­a­de­ma­ta George J. El­vey, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Hart (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

George J. Elvey
National Portrait Gallery



Christians, dismiss your fear,
Let hope and joy succeed;
The great good news with gladness hear,
The Lord is risen indeed;
The shades of death withdrawn,
His eyes their beams display,
So wakes the Sun, when rosy dawn
Unbars the gates of day.

The promise is fulfilled,
Salvation’s work is done,
Justice with mercy’s reconciled,
And God has raised His Son;
He quits the dark abode,
From all corruption free,
The holy, harmless Child of God
Could no corruption see.

Angels with saints above
The rising Victor sing,
And all the blissful seats of love
With loud hosannas ring;
Ye pilgrims, too, below,
Your hearts and voices raise,
Let every breast with gladness glow,
And every mouth sing praise.

My soul, thy Savior laud,
Who all thy sorrows bore,
Who died for sin, but lives to God,
And lives to die no more;
His death procured thy peace,
His resurrection’s thine;
Believe, receive the full release:
’Tis signed with blood divine.