Scripture Verse

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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Peter P. Bilhorn (1865–1936)


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!


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.


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!