Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen indeed. Luke 24:34


Words: Ano­ny­mous, in The Par­ish Choir, Vol­ume 1, num­ber 56, March 1877, page 221 (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Charles L. Hut­chins). Orig­in­al first line: If an­gels sung our Sav­iour’s birth. The La­tin cho­rus trans­lates as: Christ is ri­sen to­day, Arose for us; Christ is ri­sen to­day, Glo­ry, Lord Je­sus!

Music: Ar­thur H. Brown (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the au­thor, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Brown,

Arthur H. Brown (1830–1926)


If ang­els sang our Sav­ior’s birth,
On that most bless­èd morn,
Then let us imi­tate their mirth,
Now He again is born.


Surrexit Chris­tus ho­die,
Surrexit pro no­bis;
Surrexit Chris­tus ho­die,
Gloria, Je­su Do­mi­no!

Grieve not, vain man, who mor­tal art,
That thou to earth must fall;
It was His por­tion, ’twas His part
Of Him who made us all.


Himself He hum­bled to the grave,
Made flesh like us to show,
That we as cer­tain­ly shall have,
A re­sur­rect­ion too.


Then with per­pe­tu­al hymns let Christ,
Who from the dead was raised,
With Fa­ther and the Ho­ly Ghost,
Eternally be praised.