Scripture Verse

The bright and morning star. Revelation 22:16

Introduction

Words: Liz­zie De­Ar­mond, 1907.

Music: Will­iam A. Post (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Post (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of De­Ar­mond, would you ?

portrait
Lizzie DeArmond
(1847–1936)

Lyrics

Shines the blessèd sunlight, Easter morning breaks;
Unto life and gladness all the world awakes;
Now has come salvation, ever full and free,
Christ our Lord has purchased blessèd liberty.

Refrain

Praise Him, from the grave!
Praise Him, strong to save!
Songs of gladness raise,
Everlasting praise.

Carol forth His praises, twine your garlands gay;
See, the tomb of darkness gleams with Heaven’s ray;
Tell the sweetest message known to mortal men,
Jesus, King and Savior, lives and reigns again.

Refrain

Glows the blessèd sunlight in our hearts today,
Rolling clouds of sorrow from our souls away;
Gleaming out with beauty thro’ the skies afar,
Shines anew the risen Christ, our Morning Star.

Refrain