The Lord is risen indeed.@Luke 24:34

Hattie M. Bird, in Our Sabbath Home Praise Book, edited by John R. Sweney & William J. Kirkpatrick (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1884), number 12.

William J. Kirkpatrick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)

Christ is risen, Christ is risen,
Let our hearts with gladness sing;
Nevermore shall tomb imprison
Jesus Christ, our Lord and king.
To our captain and defender
We would every tribute pay;
Loving service we would render,
On this happy Easter Day.

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Hallelujah! sing, hallelujah!
Let our hearts with gladness ring;
Hallelujah! sing, hallelujah!
Christ is ris’n our Lord and king.

Oh, that all could know this story,
Of the Savior’s wondrous love,
How the Lord left all His glory,
Left His happy home above;
And to show the love He bore us,
And the price of sin to pay,
Over death became victorious,
So we keep His Easter Day.

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If to follow Him we’re striving,
And our crosses meekly bear,
At His happy home arriving,
We shall in His glory share.
Then to Him who died to save us,
Grateful homage let us pay;
His own life He freely gave us,
So we keep His Easter Day.

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