Scripture Verse

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5


Words: Ano­ny­mous, in Ca­rols New and Ca­rols Old, by Charles L. Hutch­ins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Par­ish Choir, 1916), num­ber 201.

Music: J. E. N. (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the au­thor or composer`s name, or where to get a good pho­tos of them (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Songs of glad­ness; songs of praise
To God on high be giv­en,
Songs of tri­umph let us raise,
For death’s dark chains are riv­en.
Night and gloom hung dark and drea­ry
O’er the world that so­lemn night;
Weeping friends with watch­ing wea­ry,
Sought the tomb at morn­ing light.

As the sun through east­ern skies
Breaks forth as from a pri­son,
So our doubts, our dark­ness flies,
For Christ our Lord is ris­en.
Angels bright with heav’n­ly glo­ry
Shining through the nar­row room,
Stayed to tell the won­drous sto­ry:
Seek Him not with­in the tomb.

While the birds with cheer­ful song
Rejoice that spring is break­ing
After win­ter, cold and long,
Our earth to life awak­ing.
Never more with doubt and sad­ness,
But with praise and sweet ac­cord.
With deep joy and heart­felt glad­ness
Let us seek our ris­en Lord.

Mary Magdalene Questions Angels in the Tomb
James Tissot, circa 1890
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