Scripture Verse

He is risen from the dead. Matthew 28:7

Introduction

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John B. Dykes
(1823–1876)

Words: An­on­y­mous, in Voic­es of Praise, ed­it­ed by Charles L. Hut­chins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Dit­son & Com­pa­ny, 1883), num­ber 378.

Music: John B. Dykes (1823–1876) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Now all the bells are ringing
To welcome Easter day,
And we with joy are singing
Our carol sweet and gay;
For Jesus hath arisen
From Joseph’s rocky cave,
Hath burst His three days’ prison,
And triumphed o’er the grave.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
O hasten we to meet Him,
With our companions dear,
With love and awe to greet Him,
As He is drawing near;
Of old His friends were bidden
To haste to Galilee;
Still in His Church, all glorious,
Our risen Lord will be.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Still, Jesus! we adore Thee
With faith which may not fail;
Still as we kneel before Thee,
We hear Thee say, All hail!
Thou, who art now descending
To raise us up to Thee,
An Eastertide unending,
Grant us in Heav’n to see.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!