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 (1843–1923)

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 (1854–1916)


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.