Scripture Verse

Death is swallowed up in victory.@1 Corinthians 15:54

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Will­iam E. Marks, in Fes­tal Chimes, by George C. Hugg, Vol­ume 4, num­ber l (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1890) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William E. Marks
(1872–1954)

Lyrics

Wake and sing!
Jesus from the grave has risen;
Praise His name!
Unto us a hope is given;
We, some time, will escape
From death’s dark prison;
Death is conquered, hallelujah!
Christ is ris’n.

Refrain

Sing, sing, sing!
Make the anthems swell out stronger;
Ring, ring, ring!
Let the bells now peal out longer;
Sing, sing, sing!
Let the carols rise forever;
Death is conquered, hallelujah!
Christ is ris’n.

Praise the Lord!
He has robbed death of its terror,
And from us every fear has gone forever;
Praise the Lord!
We will glory in Him ever;
Death is conquered, hallelujah!
Christ is ris’n.

Refrain

Praise His name!
He’s the hope of our salvation;
Praise ye Him!
Every land and every nation,
Join ye now
In the song of jubilation;
Death is conquered, hallelujah!
Christ is ris’n.

Refrain