Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen. Luke 24:34

Introduction

Words: Liz­zie De­Ar­mond, 1906.

Music: Will­iam A. Post (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Post (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of De­Ar­mond,

portrait
Lizzie DeArmond
1847–1936

Lyrics

Do you won­der why we’re glad?
How can an­y­one be sad,
When our Sav­ior rose this hap­py East­er day?
From the land of Ed­en bright
Came an an­gel robed in white,
Rolled the stone, the hea­vy, cru­el stone away.

Refrain

Blessèd Je­sus, ris­en Je­sus,
Tender friend of lit­tle child­ren,
Ever kind and true;
Blessèd Je­sus, ris­en Je­sus,
Still we seek Thy will to do.

Don’t you know that Je­sus lives,
And to all a bless­ing gives,
If they will but try His ho­ly will to do?
Speaking words of hope and cheer,
Telling of a Sav­ior dear,
Who will give us life, yes, life for­ev­er new.

Refrain

Do you won­der why we’re gay,
Singing praise to God al­way?
Well, we know we have a friend who ne’er can die;
From the dark and gloomy grave,
He arose our souls to save,
Some glad day we’ll live with Him be­yond the sky.

Refrain