Scripture Verse

You were buried with Christ, and you were raised up with Him because of your faith in God’s power. God’s power was shown when He raised Christ from death. Colossians 2:12


Words: Hat­tie M. Bird, in Hymns We Love, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Geibel & Frederic W. Eick­hoff (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ad­am Gei­bel Mu­sic, 1907), num­ber 212.

Music: Chan­nel Is­lands Ralph H. Pen­dle­ton, 1907 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bird or Pen­dle­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Oh, joy­ous, joy­ous East­er day,
Oh, bless­èd, bless­èd feast,
When Je­sus Christ, the ris­en Lord,
Becomes our great high priest.
His bo­dy brok­en feeds our souls,
And bless­èd life im­parts;
His blood, a sacr­ed wine, poured forth,
Renews our faint­ing hearts.


Alleluia, al­le­lu­ia,
Let us glad­ly sing;
Life eter­nal has been pur­chased
By our Lord and king.

Oh, joy­ous, joy­ous East­er day,
For Christ, our ris­en Lord,
Has con­quered death and pow­ers of hell,
By His own spok­en word;
And pa­ra­dise is op­ened wide
For all to en­ter in,
The Lamb of God, the Pas­chal Lamb,
Redeems from death and sin.


Oh, joy­ous, joy­ous East­er day,
For death has now no sting;
The grave has lost its vic­to­ry
Through Je­sus Christ the King.
We fall asleep, but we shall wake
And see Him face to face,
Within the New Je­ru­sa­lem,
Through our Re­deem­er’s grace.