Behold, I am alive for evermore.@Revelation 1:18
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William A. Ogden (1841-1897)

Alexcenah Thomas, in Fair as the Morning, edited by John H. Kurzenknabe & William W. Bentley (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: J. H. Kurzenknabe & Sons, 1891), number 132. After each verse, repeat its first six lines.

William A. Ogden (🔊 pdf nwc).

Tell it out with a shout, hallelujah!
Jesus Christ has risen today!
Tell it out with a shout, hallelujah!
Empty is the tomb for aye.
Sing aloud in joyful strain,
Jesus lives! He lives again.
Sealèd was the tomb that bound Him;
It was empty when they found Him;
For the icy bonds He sundered,
While the angels looked and wondered.
Risen Lord! we cry to Thee,
From our fetters set us free.

Tell it out with a shout, hallelujah!
He hath triumphed gloriously
Tell it out with a shout, hallelujah!
Conquered death and set me free.
Sing aloud in joyful strain,
Jesus lives! He lives again.
Go and tell them He is risen,
From the cold and icy prison;
That the cruel bonds that bound Him,
Nevermore again may wound Him:
That for them the Savior pleads,
With the Father intercedes.

Tell it out with a shout, hallelujah!
Let it ring from shore to shore,
Tell it out with a shout, hallelujah!
Jesus lives for evermore!
Sing aloud in joyful strain,
Jesus evermore shall reign!
Be the story oft repeated—
High in glory He is seated,
Where the saints shall e’er adore Him,
Cast their fadeless crowns before Him;
There, at last, may you and me
All His love and glory see.