Scripture Verse

He is risen, as He said. Matthew 28:6

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt (1851–1920). Ap­peared in Pro­gres­sive Sun­day School Songs, com­piled by Ho­mer A. Ro­de­hea­ver (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ro­de­he­aver, 1923), num­ber 196.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­pos­er as H. A. Hen­ry, one of Ga­bri­el’s pseu­do­nyms.

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Lyrics

The gold­en light is stream­ing
From smil­ing skies of blue;
From lof­ty hill and moun­tain rings
A mes­sage glad and true;
Awake to joy and glad­ness!
Lay all your grief aside;
He lives! the Lord of glo­ry lives,
Who once for sin­ners died.

Refrain

Rejoice, re­joice, He is ris­en!
New life to all He doth bring;
Rejoice, re­joice! He lives!
Our great vic­to­ri­ous king!

The blos­soms fair are bloom­ing,
They fill the world with cheer;
The East­er bells are ring­ing out
In ca­rols sweet and clear.
Creation’s hap­py voic­es
The won­drous tid­ings tell;
He comes, the King tri­um­phant comes!
Let earth His prais­es swell.

Refrain

The gold­en light is stream­ing,
The dark­ness now is o’er;
Exalt the ris­en Sav­ior, for
He lives to die no more!
Swing wide, ye gates im­mor­tal,
Ye ran­somed hosts pro­claim,
Crown Him, the high and ho­ly One!
Adore His bless­èd name.

Refrain