Scripture Verse

Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen. Luke 24:5–6


Words: Eli­za M. Sher­man, in Hap­py Greet­ings, by Asa Hull (New York: Asa Hull, 1888), page 167.

Music: Ash­er Asa Hull, 1888 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Asa Hull (1828–1907)


It came up­on the ear­ly morn,
That voice so sweet and clear:
Why seek the liv­ing ’mong the dead?
The Sav­ior is not here!


The Lord is ris’n, the an­gels say,
The Lord arose this East­er Day!

He suf­fered death for ev­ery­one,
He suf­fered in our stead;
But now the vic­to­ry is won,
He’s ris­en from the dead.


O an­gels, we would join the song,
And glo­ry, glo­ry sing,
In tri­umph to our ris­en Lord,
Our Sav­ior and our king!