Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen. Luke 24:34


Words: Pris­cil­la J. Ow­ens (1829–1907).

Music: Sam­uel W. Beaz­ley, in East­er Of­fer­ing, 1916 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ow­ens (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Samuel W. Beazley (1873–1944)


Easter dawns in glad­ness
On a world from death re­deemed,
The ra­di­ant sun of glo­ry
Over the night has streamed,
Death is tram­pled down­ward now
Where death tri­um­phant seemed,
For Christ our Lord has aris­en.


Rejoice, re­joice,
The Lord is ris’n in­deed!
Go forth, go forth,

And bear the news with speed.
Go tell the ran­somed cap­tives
Now from death set free,
That Christ our Lord has aris­en.

Lo! His cha­ri­ots glo­ri­ous now
Across the sky have rolled,
Look! look, the mars­haled an­gels
Flood all the dark with gold;
Hark the joy bells chim­ing out
Where late the fun­er­al tolled,
For Christ our Lord has aris­en.


Mourners, cease your weep­ing now
And rest up­on His Word,
For all in Je­sus sleep­ing, shall
Come with Him re­stored;
With Him all your trea­sure keep­ing,
Labor for our Lord,
For Christ our Lord has aris­en.