Scripture Verse

When You ascended on high, You led captives in Your train. Psalm 68:18


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Bright Me­lo­dies, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney & How­ard Ent­wisle (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: John J. Hood, 1899), page 79. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Ida Scott Tay­lor, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: J. How­ard Ent­wisle (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ent­wisle (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


The earth was filled with peace and light,
When Christ arose;
The hea­vens trem­bled at the sight,
When Christ arose;
The sea re­joiced along the sands,
The ver­nal val­leys clapped their hands,
The mount­ains sang, and all the lands,
When Christ arose.

The tomb was emp­ty where He lay,
When Christ arose;
And an­gels rolled the stone away,
When Christ arose;
A sound of tri­umph thrilled the air,
The glo­ri­ous tid­ings to declare,
And there was glad­ness ev­ery­where,
When Christ arose.

The soul of man was born anew,
When Christ arose;
The cross di­vine ap­peared in view,
When Christ arose;
A glo­ri­ous light from Hea­ven streamed,
And from the cross a ra­di­ance beamed,
For ev’ry spir­it was re­deemed,
When Christ arose.