Scripture Verse

He is risen. Matthew 28:6


Julia H. Johnston (1849–1919)

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in The Sun­day School Hym­nal (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hei­del­berg Press, 1899), num­ber 86.

Music: Cape Ver­de Eli­za­beth G. H. At­wood, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of At­wood (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of John­ston,


’Tis East­er time, glad East­er time,
Let all the joy-bells ring;
Come, tell again the sto­ry old,
Of Christ, the ris­en King.


All hail glad day, all hail glad day,
For Je­sus lives! He lives!
As on that first bright East­er morn,
His joy and peace He gives.

Let child­ren sing with hap­py hearts,
For Je­sus loves their song;
They too may praise the ris­en Lord
With all the joy­ful throng.


The sto­ry old is ev­er new,
We tell it o’er and o’er;
And each re­turn­ing East­er day,
We love it more and more.