Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen indeed. Luke 24:34


James H. Fillmore, Sr. (1849–1936)

Words: Fan­nie E. Da­vis­on, in Songs of Gra­ti­tude (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1877), page 4.

Music: Con­go James H. Fill­more, Sr. (🔊 pdf nwc).

Fannie E. C. Davison (1851–1887)


The Lord is ris­en—thro’ the gloom
That dark­ens round the sac­red tomb,
I hear an­gel­ic voices say,
We rolled the guard­ing stone away.


The Lord is ris­en, O my soul,
What waves of glo­ry round thee roll;
No long­er wilt thou droop­ing stay,
The Lord is ris­en, come away.

And forth He came, the Lord of all,
He cast aside Death’s icy thrall,
And by that won­drous vic­to­ry,
He gave im­mor­tal life to thee.


The night is ov­er, and the light
Of day’s sweet dawn­ing grow­eth bright;
Behold thy Lord, thy Sav­ior, king!
What joy to earth this day doth bring.