Scripture Verse

He is risen, as He said.@Matthew 28:6

Words: Ed­ward A. Wash­burn, in the New Ser­vice and Tune Book for Sun­day School, ed­it­ed by Al­fred Bai­ley Good­rich (Ut­i­ca, New York: 1862).

Music: South Is­land Maude Wer­ner, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Edward A. Washburn
(1819–1881)

Lyrics

Christ hath arisen!
Death is no more!
Lo! the white robèd ones
Sit by the door.
Dawn, golden morning,
Scatter the night!
Haste, ye disciples glad,
First with the light;
Dawn, golden morning,
Scatter the night!
Haste, ye disciples glad,
First with the light.

Break forth in singing,
O world new-born!
Chant the great Eastertide,
Christ’s holy morn.
Chant Him, young sunbeams,
Dancing in mirth.
Chant, all ye winds of God,
Coursing the earth.
Chant Him, young sunbeams,
Dancing in mirth.
Chant, all ye winds of God,
Coursing the earth.

Chant Him, ye flowers,
Fresh from the sod;
Chant Him, wild leaping streams,
Praising your God.
Break from thy winter,
Sad heart, and sing;
Bud with thy blossoms fair,
Christ is thy spring.
Break from thy winter,
Sad heart, and sing;
Bud with thy blossoms fair,
Christ is thy spring.

Come where the Lord lay;
Past is the gloom;
See the full eye of day
Smile through the tomb.
Hark! angel voices
Fall from the skies:
Christ hath arisen!
Glad heart, arise.
Hark! angel voices
Fall from the skies:
Christ hath arisen!
Glad heart, arise.