Scripture Verse

He lives by the power of God. 2 Corinthians 13:4


Words: M. A. Smith, 1885.

Music: Reu­ben Asa Hull, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Smith’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Asa Hull (1828–1907)


Come, let us with unit­ed voice
Join in our East­er song;
The Lord is ris’n, let earth re­joice!
The joy­ful notes pro­long!


We’ll sing in loud and joy­ous strain,
The Lord is ris’n, He lives again!
Heav’n ech­oes back the glad re­frain,
The Lord is ris’n, He lives again!

Passed from the toil and ago­ny,
Passed from the grave’s cold rest,
Passed through the por­tals of the tomb
To God, His Fa­ther’s breast.


No longer can the gloomy grave
Hold our re­deem­ing Lord,
He con­quered death, and lives again
According to His Word.


For ev­er­more His ran­somed ones
Exultingly shall sing:
O grave, where is thy vic­to­ry?
And death, where is thy sting?