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

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

Asher Asa Hull, 1888 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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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!

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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.

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

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