Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen indeed. Luke 24:34


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

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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.


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.


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.