Scripture Verse

I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore. Revelation 1:18

Introduction

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Lizzie DeArmond (1847–1936)

Words: Liz­zie De­Ar­mond, 1912.

Music: New Bruns­wick Charles H. Ga­bri­el, Jr. (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as Jean How­ard, one of Ga­bri­el’s pseu­do­nyms.

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of De­Ar­mond,

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Charles H. Gabriel, Jr. (1892–1934)

Lyrics

Wake the ech­oes sweet­ly sing­ing,
Hail this time of ju­bi­lee!
He who rose from death tri­um­phant
Brings us glo­ri­ous li­ber­ty.

Refrain

Hallelujah! Hal­le­lu­jah!
Praise and ado­ra­tion bring;
Open wide your close-barred heart-doors
For the migh­ty Vic­tor King!

All our drea­ry fears have van­ished,
Heav’nly vi­sions fill the way;
From the tomb of light eter­nal
Comes the Lord of Life to­day.

Refrain

Wake the ech­oes, an­gel voic­es
Swell the chords of joy on high;
We on earth re­peat the cho­rus;
Praise to Him who ne’er shall die.

Refrain