Scripture Verse

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


Isaac H. Meredith

Words: George O. Web­ster, 1906. Pub­lished in The Bi­ble School Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Is­aac Me­re­dith & Grant C. Tul­lar (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1907), num­ber 228.

Music: Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals give the com­pos­er as Charles C. Ack­ley, Me­re­dith’s pseu­do­nym.

George O. Webster


Day when Heav’n and earth unite
In songs of gladness,
Triumph telling, o’er the tomb;
Day when mourning ones can banish
All their sadness,
Songs upswelling, where was gloom.


Let us sing for joy, sing for joy,
On this happy day;
Christ is risen from the dead,
He is risen as He said;
Let us sing for joy, sing for joy,
And His voice obey,
Who the hosts of light to victory has led.

Day when from the tomb
The Christ arose in glory,
As was breaking morning light,
Day when angels tell to men
The wondrous story,
Hope awaking by His might.


Day when earth may banish
All its cares and sadness,
And upraising songs of joy,
Send abroad to all the world
The Easter gladness,
Ever praising—best employ.