Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen indeed. Luke 24:34

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in The Pri­ma­ry Sun­day School Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Ru­fus W. Mill­er (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hei­del­berg Press, 1902).

Music: Mar­tyn Si­me­on B. Marsh, 1834 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Marsh (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Buds and blos­soms of the spring,
Bloom to praise the heav’n­ly King;
Let the joy­ful news be spread,
Christ is ris­en from the dead.

Refrain

Ever liv­ing, lov­ing friend,
Now to Thee our songs as­cend;
Make us pure in heart, that we
May the heav’n­ly vi­sion see.

Empty now the Sav­ior’s tomb,
Light is shin­ing through the gloom;
He is liv­ing ev­er­more
On the bright eter­nal shore.

Refrain

Teach us Sav­ior, day by day,
Walking with us by the way;
May our hearts with­in us burn,
While still more of Thee we learn.

Refrain