Scripture Verse

He is risen, as He said. Matthew 28:6

Introduction

Words: Al­ice J. Clea­tor, in Up­lift­ed Voic­es, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Gei­bel & R. Frank Leh­man (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ad­am Gei­bel Mu­sic, 1901), num­ber 185.

Music: Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc). Note: In the re­frain, the me­lo­dy shifts be­tween male and fe­male voic­es. See score for de­tails.

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

portrait
Adam Geibel
1855–1933

Lyrics

O theme of mu­sic’s pages,
Illumed by light di­vine!
O crown of end­less ag­es
That shall for­ev­er shine!

Refrain

O joy­ous morn!
O glo­ri­ous East­er Day,
When doubt and gloom
As sha­dows flee away.
O joy­ous morn!
O glo­ri­ous East­er Day,
When doubt and gloom
As sha­dows flee away.

The night of gloom is end­ed,
Behold the morn­ing’s ray!
To earth has joy des­cend­ed,
All hail this East­er Day!

Refrain

Behold a flood of glo­ry,
That gleams up­on the grave!
All hail the an­gel’s sto­ry
Of Hea­ven’s pow’r to save!

Refrain