Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen indeed. Luke 24:34

Introduction

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

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

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George F. Root
1820–1895

Lyrics

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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