Scripture Verse

Because I live, you will live also. John 14:19

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Sun­ny-Side Songs, by How­ard Doane (New York and Chicago, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1893), page 190. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Grace Lind­sey, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Come with flow’rs adorning,
Love’s transcendent morning,
Fill our Sabbath dwelling
With their sweet perfume.
Hear the anthem swelling,
Grateful hearts are telling,
Christ our Lord and Savior,
Hath risen from the tomb.

Refrain

Hasten with flow’rs adorning,
Hasten with joy this morning,
Christ the Lord has risen,
Join the glad refrain.
Out of the grave victorious,
Out of the grave all glorious,
Over the world the tidings roll,
He lives again.

Bring the lily bending,
Where in light descending,
Gentle dews are stealing,
O’er its early bloom.
Hear the organ pealing,
To the soul revealing,
Christ our Lord and Savior,
Hath risen from the tomb.

Refrain

Easter day of gladness,
Joy has banished sadness,
Every doubt is flying,
Not a cloud of gloom.
Deep to deep is crying,
Heav’n to earth replying,
Christ our Lord and Savior,
Hath risen from the tomb.

Refrain