Scripture Verse

Death is swallowed up in victory. 1 Corinthians 15:54


Percy Dearmer

Words: Per­cy Dear­mer, in Songs of Praise, en­larged ed­i­tion, 1931.

Music: Lasst Uns Er­freu­en Aus­ser­le­se­ne Ca­tho­lische Geist­liche Kirch­en­ge­säng (Co­logne, Ger­ma­ny: Peter von Brach­el, 1623). Har­mo­ny by Ralph Vaugh­an Will­iams in The Eng­lish Hym­nal (Lon­don: Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1906), num­ber 519 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ralph Vaughan Williams


Let us rejoice, the fight is won,
Darkness is conquered, death undone,
Life triumphant! Alleluia!
So age to age each nation grows
More like the heart of Him who rose.


Alleluia, alleluia,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Joy comes again! all shall be well,
Friends severed now in Heav’n shall dwell
Reunited! Alleluia!
The end of all our ways is love,
Then rise with Him to things above.


Thou boundless power, Thou God on high,
How could Thy children fear to die?
Joy immortal! Alleluia!
Thy right rewards, Thy love forgives;
We know that our Redeemer lives.