Scripture Verse

My Lord and my God. John 20:28

Introduction

Words: Maud Fra­ser, in Sac­red Songs No. 1, by Ira D. San­key, James Mc­Gra­na­han & George C. Steb­bins (New York: Big­low & Main, 1896), num­ber 39.

Music: Chi­ba James Mc­Gran­ah­an (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as M. A. Sea, one of Mc­Gra­na­han’s pseu­do­nyms.

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Fra­ser (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
James McGranahan
(1840–1907)

Lyrics

Christ has risen from the dead,
He who suffered in our stead;
Rise we with our risen Head;
Alleluiah! alleluiah!

They who sang when He was born,
Sing again this Easter morn,
Songs that gladden hearts forlorn;
Alleluiah! alleluiah!

He has burst the captives’ chain;
Now they glory in His name
Who for them did suffer shame;
Alleluiah! alleluiah!

See, the tomb has opened wide;
See, the Lord, who bled and died,
Now has risen glorified,
Alleluiah! alleluiah!

On that grand triumphant day,
When things old shall pass away,
We shall lift our voice and say,
Alleluiah! alleluiah!

Christ the first fruits now we see,
Of a harvest yet to be,
When we’re gathered, Lord, to Thee.
Alleluiah! alleluiah!