Scripture Verse

Look at My hands and My feet. It is I Myself! Touch Me and see. Luke 24:39


John M. Neale (1818–1866)


Words: Un­known au­thor, 5th Cen­tu­ry (Au­ro­ra lu­cis ru­ti­lat). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861, based on John M. Neale’s text in The Hym­nal Not­ed, 1851.

Music: Pu­er No­bis Nas­ci­tur Trier manuscript, 15th Cen­tu­ry. Adapt­ed by Mi­chael Prae­to-ri­us, 1609. Har­mo­ny by George R. Wood­ward, 1910 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Michael Praetorius (1571–1621)


That East­er­tide with joy was bright,
The sun shone out with fair­er light,
When, to their long­ing eyes re­stored,
The glad apos­tles saw their Lord.

He bade them see His hands, His side,
Where yet the glo­ri­ous wounds abide;
The to­kens true which made it plain
Their Lord in­deed was ris­en again.

Jesus, the King of gen­tle­ness,
Do Thou Thy­self our hearts pos­sess
That we may give Thee all our days
The tri­bute of our grate­ful praise.

O Lord of all, with us abide
In this our joy­ful Eas­ter­tide;
From ev­ery wea­pon death can wield
Thine own re­deemed for­ev­er shield.

All praise be Thine, O ris­en Lord,
From death to end­less life re­stored;
All praise to God the Fa­ther be
And Ho­ly Ghost eter­nal­ly.