Scripture Verse

He is risen. Matthew 28:6


Words: Eli­za­beth G. H. At­wood, in The Pri­ma­ry and Jun­ior Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Ru­fus W. Mill­er (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hei­del­berg Press, 1909), num­ber 57.

Music: Queens Ma­ri­on B. Smith, 1909 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Easter lil­ies pure and love­ly,
Rising from their cold, dark bed;
Tell a sto­ry sweet and ten­der:
Christ is ris­en from the dead.


He is ris­en! He is ris­en!
Says the pure white li­ly bell.
May we not the lit­tle child­ren,
Of our lov­ing Sav­ior tell?

In its nest, each lit­tle bir­die
Sings a ca­rol, bright and gay;
For to all His ti­ny crea­tures,
Jesus brings new life today!


Sweeter than the East­er li­lies,
And the songs the bir­dies sing
Are the lit­tle child­ren’s prais­es
Unto Christ, their ris­en king!