Scripture Verse

He is risen. Matthew 28:6


Julia H. Johnston

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-and-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.