Scripture Verse

Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 1 Corinthians 15:20


Words: Al­ice J. Clea­tor, in Up­lift­ed Voic­es, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Gei­bel and R. Frank Leh­man (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Gei­bel & Leh­man, 1901), num­ber 183.

Music: Tuz­la Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Adam Geibel (1855–1933)


Hail the joy to mor­tals given,
Christ hath con­quered hosts of sin;
Keys of death have op­ened Hea­ven,
All who will may en­ter in.


Christ is ris’n—o’er death vic­to­ri­ous,
Hail the joy the mes­sage brings;
Christ is ris’n to life most glo­ri­ous,
Hail, O hail the King of kings.

Christ is ris’n from grief to glo­ry,
From a grave unto a throne;
Hail the glad and won­drous sto­ry,
Hail, O hail the king­ly One.


Join, O heart, the song of glad­ness,
Join the strains of earth and Hea­ven;
Vanished now all gloom and sad­ness,
Joy is to the na­tions giv’n.