Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ. 2 Corinthians 2:14
Words: Alice J. Cleator, in Uplifted Voices, edited by Adam Geibel & R. Frank Lehman (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Adam Geibel Music, 1901), number 186.
Music: Florence W. Williams (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Cleator or Williams (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
There’s a gleam of light in the skies of morn,
There’s a great stone rolled from the grave away;
To the waiting world there’s a hope new born
Of a joy to last for aye!
Ten thousand voices sound the word
Through gleaming courts on high;
The mighty One, the risen Lord,
Hath gained the victory.
There’s an angel’s voice that good tidings brings,
There is light and peace after Calv’ry’s strife;
By the silent tomb there’s a gleam of wings:
In the place of death is life.
There’s a triumph song that shall ever ring
From the ages gone to the years before;
There’s a living Lord—there’s a risen king
Who abides forevermore.