Scripture Verse

He is risen, as He said. Matthew 28:6

Introduction

Words: Jo­seph Hart (1712–1768).

Music: Win­ches­ter New Mu­si­kal­isch­es Hand­buch (Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny: 1690). Har­mo­ny by Will­iam H. Monk, 1847, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

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portrait
William H. Monk
(1823–1889)

Lyrics

Uprising from the darksome tomb
See the victorious Jesus come!
Th’almighty Prisoner quits the prison
And angels tell, The Lord is risen.

Ye guilty souls, that groan and grieve,
Hear the glad tidings: Hear, and live;
God’s righteous law is satisfied,
And justice now is on your side.

Your surety, thus released by God,
Pleads the rich ransom of His blood;
No new demand, no bar remains,
But mercy now triumphant reigns.

Believers, hail your rising head,
The first begotten from the dead;
Your resurrection’s sure, through His,
To endless life, and boundless bliss.