Scripture Verse

Thy dead men shall live, together with My dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Isaiah 26:19


John M. Neale (1818–1866)


Words: John M. Neale, ca­rols for Christ­mas and East­er­tide 1853.

Music: Hems­ford Ger­ard F. Cobb, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1889 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good por­trait of Cobb (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els) that we could put on­line,


With Christ we share a mys­tic grave,
With Christ we bu­ried lie;
But ’tis not in the dark­some cave
By mourn­ful Cal­va­ry.

The pure and bright bap­tis­mal flood
Entombs our na­ture’s stain;
New crea­tures from the cleans­ing wave
With Christ we rise again.

Thrice blest, if through this world of strife,
And sin, and self­ish care,
Our snow white robe of right­eous­ness
We un­de­fil­èd wear.

Thrice blest, if through the gate of death
All glo­ri­ous and free
We to our joy­ful ris­ing pass,
O ris­en Lord, with Thee.