He is risen.@Matthew 28:6

Marcus D. Lane, in Children’s Praise, by Julius H. Waterbury (New York: Pott, Young & Company, 1871).

L. E. M., in The Sunday School Chorister (Milwaukee, Wisconsin: The Young Churchman Company, 1891), number 32 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Marcus D. Lane (1835-?)

Sing, oh sing, ye children,
Sing ye joyfully;
Christ our Lord hath risen
From death’s captivity.
Risen is our Savior,
Christ, our Lord and king!
Therefore sing ye praises,
Joyful homage bring.

Refrain

Dark and sad the evening,
When His foes prevailed,
When our Master’s body
To the cross was nailed.
Evil foes had conquered,
Holiness was slain;
Satan then victorious,
Ruled the earth again.

Follow to the garden, to the rocky tomb,
Where His friends had laid Him
In the deepening gloom;
Roman guards were stationed,
Fixed the Jewish seal,
Lest, by night, the faithful,
Should His body steal.

Refrain

Vain were Roman soldiers,
Vain the Jewish seal,
Christ hath burst the prison!
Christ hath conquered hell!
Risen is our Savior,
Christ our Lord and king!
Therefore sing ye praises,
Joyful homage bring.

Refrain

Ever in the heavens
Reigneth Christ our king,
And His might extolling,
We His praises sing.
Sing the wondrous story,
Of the joyful hour,
When the grave was conquered
By His mighty power.

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