He has risen. Matthew 28:6
Words: George R. Woodward, in Carols for Easter and Ascensiontide, 1894.
Music: Easter-Tide from David’s Psalmen (Amsterdam, Holland: 1685) (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Woodward (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
This joyful Easter-tide,
Away with care and sorrow!
My Love, the Crucified,
Hath sprung to life this morrow.
Had Christ, that once was slain,
Ne’er burst His three day prison,
Our faith had been in vain;
But now hath Christ arisen,
Arisen, arisen, arisen!
My flesh in hope shall rest,
And for a season slumber;
Till trump from east to west,
Shall wake the dead in number.
Death’s flood hath lost his chill,
Since Jesus crossed the river:
Lover of souls, from ill
My passing soul deliver.