Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen. Luke 24:34


Words: Liz­zie De­Ar­mond, 1906.

Music: Will­iam A. Post (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lizzie DeArmond


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.


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.


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.