Scripture Verse

They saw that the stone was rolled away.@Mark 16:4
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Charles Nutter
(1842–1928)

Words: Charles S. Nut­ter, in The Me­thod­ist Sun­day School Hym­nal, by John R. Van Pelt & Pe­ter Lut­kin (New York: Me­thod­ist Book Con­cern, 1911), num­ber 101.

Music: East­er Joy (Lut­kin) Pe­ter C. Lut­kin (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Peter C. Lutkin
(1858–1931)

It was, of course, the East­er an­ni­ver­sa­ry that brought the sub­ject to my mind. I have a stead­fast faith that Chri­stian peo­ple are and ought to be the hap­pi­est of all peo­ple and ought to fill the world with song; and if I can write an­y­thing that will in­crease the joy I shall be ve­ry glad.

Charles Nut­ter, quot­ed in The Chris­tian Ad­vo­cate, No­vem­ber 28, 1912

Joy, joy, immortal joy!
The Lord is ris’n to reign;
On Easter day, the Scriptures say,
Christ rose to life again.
On Easter day, the Scriptures say,
Christ rose to life again.

Joy, deep and living joy!
The stone is rolled away;
The empty tomb has lost its gloom,
The night has turned to day.
The empty tomb hast lost its gloom,
The night has turned to day.

Joy, pure and sacred joy!
Let men and angels sing;
Let every voice in song rejoice
To praise our Lord and king.
Let every voice in song rejoice
To praise our Lord and king.

Joy, rich and endless joy!
High Heav’n the praise prolong;
Let holy joy all tongues employ
And fill the world with song.
Let holy joy all tongues employ
And fill the world with song.