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Angel of Easter, speed down through the night

Angel of Easter, speed down through the night

Author: Lizzie De Armond
Tune: [Angel of Easter, speed down through the night]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Angel of Easter, speed down thro' the night,
Hasten the dawn with its glorious light;
Roll back the shadows, the stone from the tomb,
Let the bright sunshine its darkness illume.

Chorus:
Come, bright Easter angel, on wings of love;
Tell the tidings glad of hope from above;
Singing, hallelujah! He lives on high!
Hail, hail, hail the Christ who will never die!

2 Bid the sweet blossoms their fragrance to lend;
Songs of rejoicing his footsteps attend;
Fetters are broken, the bells sweetly chime,
Crown of the victor greets glad Easter time. [Chorus]

3 Angel of Easter, so strong and so fair,
Give to the world the glad message you bear;
Lighten the pathway the victor has trod;
Earth thrills with joy at the touch of our Lord. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #218

Author: Lizzie De Armond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Angel of Easter, speed down through the night
Author: Lizzie De Armond
Refrain First Line: Come, bright Easter
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #12618
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #12618

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