Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen indeed. Luke 24:34


Words: Fro­nie B. Tur­ner, in Jew­els of Praise, ed­it­ed by Asa Hull (New York: Da­ni­el W. Knowles, 1884), page 136.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


O day of re­sur­rect­ion,
Most ho­ly, fair and bright!
That from the night of sor­row
Sprang forth with liv­ing light.
We hail thy ho­ly dawn­ing
With songs of joy once more
And tell the won­drous tid­ings
In glad­ness o’er and o’er!


The Lord is ris’n in­deed!
And glo­ry crowns the King!
The Lord is ris’n in­deed,
The joy­ful tid­ings ring!
Rejoice, re­joice, re­joice, re­joice!
O earth, ex­ult­ant sing!

Bring frag­rant buds and blos­soms,
And East­er li­lies fair,
To fill the ho­ly tem­ple
With in­cense pure and rare!
The flow­ers of re­sur­rect­ion
Make sweet and fair the spring,
And sac­red in­spi­rat­ion
From their cre­ator bring!


O bless­èd Lord tri­um­phant,
No sor­row crowns Thee now,
But ma­jes­ty eter­nal
Adorns Thy ho­ly brow!
The work of love is fin­ished,
The sac­ri­fice is done!
All hail, O ris­en Sav­ior,
The vic­to­ry is won!