Scripture Verse

He will swallow up death in victory. Isaiah 25:8

Introduction

Words: Anon­y­mous, in the Lit­tle Child­ren’s Book (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: J. C. File, 1885), num­ber 45.

Music: Thanks­giv­ing (Rod­die). Adapt­ed from W. S. Rod­die, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Rod­die’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

When Easter comes,
From heart and homes,
Let praises rise;
The strife is o’er,
Death rules no more;
The Lord is King!

On Christmas morn,
When Christ was born,
We sang for joy!
But now He reigns,
And higher strains
Our tongues employ.

O risen Lord,
O Light restored,
With quickening powers
Arise and shine!
Our life be Thine,
Since Thine is ours!