Scripture Verse

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


Words: Tho­mas Cot­ter­ill (1779–1823).

Music: Dar­wall’s 148th John Dar­wall, in The New Uni­vers­al Psal­mo­dist, by Aar­on Will­iams, 1770 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Cot­ter­ill or Dar­wall (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Awake, ye saints, awake,
And hail this sac­red day;
In lof­ti­est songs of praise
Your joy­ful hom­age pay:
Welcome the day that God hath blest,
The type of Hea­ven’s eter­nal rest.

On this aus­pi­cious morn
The Lord of life arose;
He burst the bars of death,
And van­quished all our foes:
And now He pleads our cause above,
And reaps the fruits of all His love.

All hail, tri­um­phant Lord!
Heaven with ho­san­nas rings,
And earth, in hum­bler strains,
Thy praise re­spons­ive sings:
Worthy the Lamb that once was slain,
Through end­less years to live and reign.

Great King, gird on Thy sword,
Ascend Thy con­quer­ing car;
While jus­tice, truth, and love
Maintain Thy glo­ri­ous war:
This day let sin­ners own Thy sway,
And re­bels cast their arms away.