Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Adam Geibel
1855–1933

Lyrics

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

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain