Scripture Verse

Death has been swallowed up in victory. 1 Corinthians 15:54

Introduction

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Samuel Longfellow
(1819–1892)

Words: Sam­u­el Long­fel­low, in Hymns in Harmony with Modern Thought, ed­it­ed by Alfred W. Martin (Tacoma, Washington: 1901), num­ber 153.

Music: Percy L. Atherton (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Sing we now our hymns of gladness,
On this happy Easter morn;
Sing of life, the life immortal,
Life that out of death is born.
Sing, sing, children, sing!
Sing of life immortal,
Bring, bring flowers of spring
To the temple’s portal!

Death is conquered, and we conquer,
When to holy life we rise—
That is life, and life immortal,
That the life which never dies.
Strong, strong, lift your song,
Beautiful and glorious;
Rise, rise, earth has risen,
Risen to life victorious!

Alleluia! Alleluia!
Life again from death is born—
Thus we sing our hymn of gladness
On this happy Easter morn.
Sing, sing, children sing!
Sing of life immortal;
Bring, bring flowers of spring
To the temple’s portal!