Scripture Verse

He is risen. Matthew 28:6

Introduction

Words: Eliz­a­beth G. H. At­wood, in The Pri­ma­ry and Jun­ior Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Ru­fus W. Mill­er (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hei­del­berg Press, 1909), num­ber 57.

Music: Queens Mar­i­on B. Smith, 1909 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Easter lilies pure and lovely,
Rising from their cold, dark bed;
Tell a story sweet and tender:
Christ is risen from the dead.

Refrain

He is risen! He is risen!
Says the pure white lily bell.
May we not the little children,
Of our loving Savior tell?

In its nest, each little birdie
Sings a carol, bright and gay;
For to all His tiny creatures,
Jesus brings new life today!

Refrain

Sweeter than the Easter lilies,
And the songs the birdies sing
Are the little children’s praises
Unto Christ, their risen king!

Refrain