The Lord is risen indeed.@Luke 24:34

Anonymous, in Heart and Voice, edited by William F. Sherwin (Cincinnati, Ohio/New York: John Church, 1881), page 129.

Calbuco George F. Root, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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George F. Root (1820-1895)

The world puts on its robe of spring,
To greet the newly risen Lord;
Fair forest flowers and lilies fling
Their sweets upon the grassy sward.

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O, fair and rare, they fitly say
That Christ, our Lord, is risen today;
O, fair and rare, they fitly say
That Christ, our Lord, is risen today;

Take jasmine pure and roses white,
Wreathe aisle and altar with their snow;
Fill all the day with bloom and light
And make a heaven here below.

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O risen Savior, holy Lord!
Thy glorious life we now behold;
In every heart be Thou adored,
While in our hymns Thy praise is told.

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