Words: Anonymous, 1897.
Music: Bosnia Peter A. Schnecker (1850–1903) (🔊 pdf nwc). Published in The Praise Book, edited by Howard B. Grose & George B. Graff (Boston, Massachusetts: United Society of Christian Endeavor, 1906), number 239.
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Hail, thou glorious Easter morning,
Day of joy beyond compare;
Angels hailed thy glorious dawning,
Found the stone no longer there.
Shout aloud, O earth and Heaven,
Angels join the glad refrain,
Christ for man Himself has given,
Christ has died, but lives again.
Found the grave no longer bound Him,
Found death’s victory was o’er;
Christ, new glory shining round Him,
Reigns in Heav’n forevermore.
All ye nations now adore Him,
Cast your offering at His feet,
Bring sweet flowers today before Him,
And glad hymns of joy repeat.