Scripture Verse

Very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher…and they found the stone rolled away. Luke 24:1–2


Hart P. Danks (1834–1903)

Words: La­vin­ia E. Brauff, in Rich­es of Grace, by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz et al. (Day­ton, Ohio: Lo­renz, 1897), num­ber 171.

Music: Bal­clu­tha Hart P. Danks, 1897 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Brauff (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Easter morn is break­ing,
Over land and sea;
Easter bells are ring­ing,
Ringing mer­ri­ly.


Joyously we ca­rol,
May our songs arise
To our bless­èd Sav­ior
Far above the skies.

Rosy buds are peep­ing
Mid the leaf­lets green,
Palms and East­er li­lies
Everywhere are seen.


We are hap­py child­ren—
Singing ev­ery­where;
Jesus loves to have us
Come to Him in pray­er.