Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen indeed. Luke 24:34


Words: Ano­ny­mous, in Ca­rols New and Ca­rols Old, by Charles L. Hutch­ins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Par­ish Choir, 1916), num­ber 208.

Music: John S. B. Hodg­es (1830–1915) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the au­thor, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Hodg­es (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Resurrection Morn
Herbert G. Schmalz (1856–1935)

Christ our God and Lord is ris­en
From the sealed and guard­ed pri­son;
Tell it out, ye Chris­tian peo­ple!
Ring the chimes from tow­er and stee­ple.
Hark the feast­er greets the feast­er;
Christmas shouts aloud to East­er—


In ex­cel­sis glo­ria! In ex­cel­sis glo­ria!
In ex­cel­sis glo­ria!

Jesus springs from death and scorn­ing,
On this glad­some East­er morn­ing.
Children, sing that glo­ri­ous ris­ing,
Earth and Heav’n with joy sur­pris­ing:
Echo back the an­gels’ chant­ing—
Let no voice to­day be want­ing—


Ris’en is He with pow­er to save us,
From the sins that still en­slave us;
Ris’n in ma­jes­ty to lead us,
To the home in Heav’n de­creed us;
Fittest mu­sic for this mirth-day
Is the chant that hailed His birth­day—


Holy Christ, ac­cept the prais­es
Which each fee­ble voice up­rais­es;
And when life shall here have end­ing,
May our souls to Thee as­cend­ing,
Join Thy saints—like them for­giv­en—
In that hap­pi­est song of Hea­ven—