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.
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; Joyful tidings, Yes, the Lord has risen to-day. Thomas KellyCome, Ye Saints, Look Here and Wonder.
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, Hallelujah! Martin LutherIn the Bonds of Death He Lay.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! On the third morning He arose, Bright with victory oer his foes. Sing we lauding, And applauding, Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! From the Latin of the 12th Century. J. M. Neale. Trans.
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.
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.
Jesus Christ is risen to-day, Our triumphant holy day; Who did once upon the cross Suffer to redeem our loss. Hallelujah! Jesus Christ is Risen To-day. From a Latin Hymn of the 15th CenturyTranslator unknown.