Scripture Verse

I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. John 11:25

Introduction

illustration

Words: Bell C. Har­ring­ton, 1909.

Music: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Har­ring­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Edmund S. Lorenz
1854–1942

Lyrics

Hark! from the fields triumphant life is springing,
Forth from the earth ascension bells are ringing;
There’s no room for pain and grief,
Easter time brings sweet relief,
Life now pushes bud and leaf,
Life, life, life!

Refrain

Life, life, life, exultant life, we meet thee;
Life, life, life, triumphant life, we greet thee;
No more the tomb affrights with its gloom,
For death hath given place to life.

Nature awakes from winter’s stern dominion,
Upward faith soars on airy, buoyant pinion;
Earth hath time for naught but joy,
Rapture sweet, without alloy,
Men their highest praise employ,
Life, life, life!

Refrain

Our souls look up from error’s doubts appalling,
Forth to the skies where faith and hope are calling;
All our fears are past and gone;
Light of life, shine freely on;
Hail the resurrection dawn,
Life, life, life!

Refrain