He is risen, as He said. Matthew 28:6
Easter day hath dawned again,
Past the night of grief and pain,
Vain the guard, the tomb in vain,
To hold our buried Jesus!
Faithful hearts their watch have kept,
Loving eyes have mourned and wept,
Where, it seemed, He lately slept,
So still and silent, Jesus!
Now, all tears have passed away,
With the early morning ray;
From the grave, where once He lay,
There hath arisen Jesus!
Risen, He hath worshipped been
By repentant Magdalene,
And by Simon hath been seen,
Our all-triumphant Jesus!
On this blessèd eventide,
Two there were He walked beside,
And they prayed—
With us abide!
Although they knew not Jesus!
Jesu, Lord! I pray to Thee,
Though Thy face not yet I see,
Evermore abide with me—
My Lord—my God—my Jesus!