He is risen; He is not here: behold the place where they laid Him.@Mark 16:6
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Thomas Kelly (1769–1855)

Tho­mas Kel­ly, Hymns on Var­i­ous Pass­ag­es of Scrip­tures 1804. Orig­in­al first line: He’s gone! see where his bo­dy lay. The text be­low, from the orig­in­al stan­zas 2, 3 & 5, is based on Hymns and Psalms Adapt­ed to the Ser­vic­es of the Church of Eng­land, by Will­iam J. Hall, 1836. The re­frain comes from Sal­va­tion Ar­my Songs, 1899.

Com­pos­er un­known (🔊 pdf nwc).

O joyful sound! O glorious hour
When Christ by His almighty power
Arose and left the grave!
Now let our songs His triumph tell
Who broke the chains of death and hell,
And ever lives to save.

Refrain

He lives, He lives,
I know that my Redeemer lives.
He lives, He lives,
I know that my Redeemer lives.

The first begotten of the dead,
For us He rose, our glorious head,
Immortal life to bring.
What though the saints, like Him shall die,
They share their leader’s victory,
And triumph with their king.

Refrain

No more we tremble at the grave;
For He who died our souls to save
Will raise our bodies, too.
What though this earthly house shall fail,
The Savior’s power will yet prevail
And build it up anew.

Refrain