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