Scripture Verse

Jesus was risen early the first day of the week. Mark 16:9

Introduction

Words: Miss Brew­ster, De­troit, Mich. Ap­peared in Child­ren’s Praise, by Ju­li­us H. Wa­ter­bu­ry (Ro­ches­ter, New York, and New York Ci­ty: D. M. Dew­ey and Pott, Young & Com­pa­ny, 1871), num­ber 89.

Music: Si­las J. Vail (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Brew­ster’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of her or Si­las Vail (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Rise we so joyful, make no delay,
Haste we our early homage to pay!
Bring we sweet incense of caroled praise,
This is our Easter! bright queen of days!
This is our Easter! bright queen of days!

Refrain

Break forth in singing,
Shout your loudest praise!
Christ is arisen, Ancient of Days!
Christ is arisen, Ancient of Days!

Jesu the Savior, bore cross and shame;
Christ by His Easter won kingly name!
Jesu, our Savior, hallowed the grave;
Christ has redeemed us, mighty to save!
Christ has redeemed us, mighty to save!

Refrain

Jesu, our Savior, bore grief and pain;
Christ for us suffered not all in vain!
Jesu, dear Savior, lived to obey;
Christ, the Redeemer, opes Heav’n today!
Christ, the Redeemer, opes Heav’n today!

Refrain

Jesu, our Savior, suffered earth’s needs;
Christ, the Redeemer, now intercedes!
Jesu, our Savior, suffered alone;
Christ is now seated on His white throne!
Christ is now seated on His white throne!

Refrain