Scripture Verse

When this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 1 Corinthians 15:54


Benjamin C. Unseld

Words: Lau­ra E. New­ell, in The Breth­ren Hym­nal (El­gin, Il­li­nois: Breth­ren Pub­lish­ing House, 1901), num­ber 173.

Music: Ben­ja­min C. Un­seld (🔊 pdf nwc).

Laura E. Newell


He is ris’n, our Lord is risen,
Christ hath burst death’s bonds in twain,
Left at dawn the rock-sealed prison,
Jesus lives, who once was slain.
Death is swallowed up in vict’ry,
Lo! the Lamb of Calvary—
Lives, with Heav’n and earth rejoicing,
For He sets the captive free.


He is ris’n, our Lord is ris’n,
Sing a glad triumphant strain!
He is ris’n, our Lord is ris’n,
Christ is ris’n! He lives again!

Now the Morning Star in beauty
Shines upon our onward way,
Making light the path of duty,
That our footsteps ne’er shall stray.
He who vanquished death shall guide us,
Gently lead us by the hand,
Safely whatsoe’er betide us,
Till we reach the better land.


Christ is ris’n! proclaim the story
Till the waiting nations know,
Jesus lives, the King of glory!
Jesus lives, who loves us so.
That He suffered death to save us,
Shed His blood for one and all,
Sin can never more enslave us,
If upon His name we call.