Scripture Verse

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


Percy Dearmer (1867–1936)

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 (1872–1958)


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.