|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Awake, thou wintry earth|
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
Christ is risen.
Thomas BlackburnAn Easter Hymn.
|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.
Phillips BrooksAn Easter Carol.
|Ye Heavens, how sang they in your courts,|
How sang the angelic choir that day,
When from his tomb the imprisoned God,
Like the strong sunrise, broke away?
Frederick William FaberJesus Risen.
|Hail, Day of days! in peals of praise|
Throughout all ages owned,
When Christ, our God, hells empire trod,
And high oer heaven was throned.
Fortunatus (Bishop of Poictiers)Hail, Day of Days! in Peals of Praise.
|Come, ye saints, look here and wonder,|
See the place where Jesus lay;
He has burst His bands asunder;
He has borne our sins away;
Yes, the Lord has risen to-day.
Thomas KellyCome, Ye Saints, Look Here and Wonder.
|Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees|
Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.
LongfellowSpanish Student. Act I. Sc. 3.
|O chime of sweet Saint Charity,|
Peal soon that Easter morn
When Christ for all shall risen be,
And in all hearts new-born!
That Pentecost when utterance clear
To all men shall be given,
When all shall say My Brother here,
And hear My Son in heaven!
LowellGodminster Chimes. St. 7.
|In the bonds of Death He lay|
Who for our offence was slain;
But the Lord is risen to-day,
Christ hath brought us life again,
Wherefore let us all rejoice,
Singing loud, with cheerful voice,
Martin LutherIn the Bonds of Death He Lay.
On the third morning He arose,
Bright with victory oer his foes.
Sing we lauding,
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! From the Latin of the 12th Century. J. M. Neale. Trans.
|I think of the garden after the rain;|
And hope to my heart comes singing,
At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing!
Edna Dean ProcterEaster Bells.
|The fasts are done; the Aves said;|
The moon has filled her horn
And in the solemn night I watch
Before the Easter morn.
So pure, so still the starry heaven,
So hushed the brooding air,
I could hear the sweep of an angels wings
If one should earthward fare.
Edna Dean ProcterEaster Morning.
|Spring bursts to-day,|
For Christ is risen and all the earths at play.
Christina G. RossettiEaster Carol.
| God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress.|
SouthSermons. Vol. II. Ser. 8.
|Christ is our Passover!|
And we will keep the feast
With the new leaven,
The bread of heaven:
All welcome, even the least!
A. R. ThompsonWe Keep the Festival. From the Roman Breviary.
|Christ the Lord is risen to-day,|
Sons of men and angels say.
Raise your joys and triumphs high;
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply.
Charles WesleyChrist the Lord is Risen To-day.
|Jesus Christ is risen to-day,|
Our triumphant holy day;
Who did once upon the cross
Suffer to redeem our loss.
Jesus Christ is Risen To-day. From a Latin Hymn of the 15th CenturyTranslator unknown.