He is not here: for He is risen, as He said.@Matthew 28:6

Phi­lip P. Bliss, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 2, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Philip P. Bliss (1838–1876)

Hallelujah! He Is Ris­en was wri­tten in the South, in the spring of 1876, and was first sung by him on Eas­ter af­ter­noon, 1876, in the Court House Square of Au­gus­ta, Geor­gia, to an au­di­ence of five thou­sand peo­ple ga­thered to hear the Gos­pel. None who were there will ever for­get the ra­diant face, or the tri­umph­ant, ring­ing tones with which he sang.

Whittle, p. 142

Hallelujah, He is risen!
Jesus is gone up on high!
Burst the bars of death asunder,
Angels shout and men reply:
He is risen, He is risen,
Living now no more to die.
He is risen, He is risen,
Living now no more to die.

Hallelujah, He is risen!
Our exalted Head to be;
Sends the witness of the Spirit
That our advocate is He:
He is risen, He is risen,
Justified in Him are we.
He is risen, He is risen,
Justified in Him are we.

Hallelujah, He is risen!
Death for aye hath lost his sting,
Christ, Himself the Resurrection,
From the grave His own will bring:
He is risen, He is risen,
Living Lord and coming King.
He is risen, He is risen,
Living Lord and coming King.