Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Au­thor un­known. Trans­lat­ed to Eng­lish by Ar­thur T. Rus­sell, Psalms and Hymns (Cam­bridge, Eng­land: John Deigh­ton, 1851), num­ber 108. This book’s table of con­tents de­scribes the hymn as an­cient.

Music: Breslau As Hym­no­dus Sa­cer (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1625) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Rus­sell (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

The Lord again to earth appears,
Our comforter in all our tears;
Who lately on the shameful tree
Died, wretched man from wrath to free.

The holy women spices brought,
And with the dawn their Savior sought;
To them the blessèd angels say:
Fear not, the Lord is risen today.

Bid His disciples weep no more:
This day doth Christ to them restore.

Lord, ours this paschal joy shall be;
Thanks to the blessèd Trinity.