Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Danks, would you ?

portrait
Hart P. Danks
(1834–1903)

Lyrics

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

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

Refrain