Scripture Verse

He is risen from the dead. Matthew 28:7

Introduction

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Fair­er Than Day (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1903), num­ber 203.

Music: A. A. Du­Bois (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Du­Bois’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

When Je­sus left His roc­ky tomb,
Appearing to His own;
The Tree of Life burst in­to bloom,
The sun of glo­ry shone.
In His tri­umph over death and sin,
That hap­py East­er day,
Eternal life thro’ Him we win;
The stone is rolled away.

Refrain

’Tis East­er, beau­ti­ful East­er;
Rejoice! ’tis wonderful East­er;
We greet thee glo­ri­ous East­er,
Beautiful day of life and joy!

O blessèd hearts that hear His voice
Beneath the cypress shade!
That in His changeless love re­joice,
Their souls in Him are stayed.
Precious hope, that looks beyond the grave!
In Je­sus we shall meet;
His eye will watch, His arm will save;
We’ll gather at His feet.

Refrain

When Je­sus left His rocky tomb,
That morning, calm and fair;
The living light dispersed the gloom,
And in His joy we share.
In the blessing of these East­er hours,
We sing His saving name;
The buds of spring and love’s sweet flow’rs,
His glo­ry shall pro­claim.

Refrain