Scripture Verse

He rose again the third day according to the scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:4


Philip Doddridge

Words: Phi­lip Dodd­ridge (1702–1751). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Found­ed on Va­ri­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Scrip­tures, by Job Or­ton (Shrop­shire, Eng­land: Jo­shua Ed­dowes & John Cot­ton, 1755), num­ber 218: The re­sur­rect­ion of Christ.

Music: Laus Deo John H. Gow­er, 1895 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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


Yes, the Redeemer rose;
The Savior left the dead,
And o’er our hellish foes
High raised His conquering head.
In wild dismay the guards around,
Fall to the ground and sank away.

Lo! the angelic bands
In full assembly meet,
To wait His high commands
And worship at His feet.
Joyful they come and wing their way
From realms of day to such a tomb.

Then back to Heav’n they fly
And the glad tidings bear:
Hark! as they soar on high
What music fills the air!
Their anthems say, Jesus, who bled,
Hath left the dead, He rose today.

Ye mortals, catch the sound,
Redeemed by Him from hell;
And send the echo round
The globe on which you dwell:
Transported, cry, Jesus, who bled,
Hath left the dead, no more to die.

All hail! triumphant Lord,
Who sav’st us with Thy blood;
Wide be Thy name adored,
Thou rising, reigning God!
With Thee we rise, with Thee we reign,
And empires gain beyond the skies.