Awake, Thou Wintry Earth

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1 Awake, thou wintry earth!
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
Christ is risen!

2 Wave, woods, your blossoms all,
Grim Death is dead!
Ye weeping funeral trees,
Lift up your head!
Christ is risen!

3 Come, see the graves are green;
In light, we go
Where now our loved ones rest
In hope below.
Christ is risen!

4 All is fresh and new,
Full of spring and light:
Cold heart, why wearest hue
Of sleep and night?
Christ is risen!

5 Leave thy cares beneath;
Leave thy worldly love;
Begin the better life
With God above!
Christ is risen!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8783

Author: T. Blackburne

This poem [Awake thou wintry earth] was first printed in the second edition of Fosbery’s “Poems for the Sick and Suffering” (Rivington, 1850). Mr. [Thomas] Blackburne was educated at Queen’s College, Oxford, and after some time spent in literary work on the Athenæum, he took orders. Two of his letters are printed in Hartley Coleridge’s Memoirs. Lyra Sacra: A book of Religion Verse, 2nd. ed. rev., London: Methuen & Co., 1903 Go to person page >

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First Line: Awake, thou wintry earth
Title: Awake, Thou Wintry Earth
Author: T. Blackburne
Refrain First Line: Christ is Risen
Copyright: Public Domain

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