Scripture Verse

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 1 Corinthians 15:55


Phillips Brooks

Words: Phill­ips Brooks (1835–1893). Pub­lished in Christ­mas Songs and Eas­ter Ca­rols, by Phill­ips Brooks (New York: E. P. Dut­ton, 1903), pag­es 35–36.

Music: Ev­ans­ville, Joe Uth­up, 2018 (🔊 pdf nwc) (pub­lic do­main).

Joe Uthup


Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger,
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right.
Faith and Hope triumphant say
Christ will rise on Easter Day.

While the patient earth lies waking,
Till the morning shall be breaking,
Shuddering ’neath the burden dread
Of her Master, cold and dead,
Hark! she hears the angels say
Christ will rise on Easter Day.

And when sunrise smites the mountains,
Pouring light from heav’nly fountains,
Then the earth blooms out to greet
Once again the blessèd feet;
And her countless voices say
Christ has ris’n on Easter Day.

Up and down our lives obedient
Walk, dear Christ, with footsteps radiant,
Till those garden lives shall be
Fair with duties done for Thee;
And our thankful spirits say,
Christ arose on Easter Day.