Scripture Verse

He is risen, as He said. Matthew 28:6

Introduction

Words: Lou­i­sa G. Ri­chards, in Voic­es of Vic­to­ry (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1901), page 361. Some hym­nals show the lyr­i­cist’s giv­en name as Lu­tie.

Mu­sic: Chang­chun Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ri­chards (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Peter P. Bilhorn
1865–1936

Lyrics

He is risen! He is risen!
From the darkness of the tomb;
Cease thy strife, Oh! heart, and listen;
Open wide and give Him room.
Lo! the mighty rock is riven;
At the door the angels sing,
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Risen Lord and mighty King!

Refrain

O my heart, be still and listen,
Let my lips the glad news sing:
He is risen—He is risen!
Jesus, Savior, Lord and King!

I am one with God, the Father!
Were the words divinely spoke.
Even loving hearts were faithless,
’Till that Easter morning broke;
Then what wonder, joy and rapture
Flooded every heart that morn;
Faith had ripened to fruition,
From the grave rose hope, reborn.

Refrain

Glory be to God the Father!
Glory be to Christ the Son!
Glory to the Holy Spirit,
Now I know the victory won!
On my heart the resurrection,
Now I feel the touch divine,
On my soul the glory anthem,
Christ is risen—Christ is mine!

Refrain