1 Christ is risen! Christ is risen!
Conquered death and all His foes!
Crucified and dead and buried,
Very man, as man He rose.
He for us the cross endured,
And the bitter shame despising,
Life, immortal life, secured.
2 Very God, He stooped to suffer
Keenest sorrows, sharpest pains;
Very man, enthroned in glory,
Now as King of kings He reigns.
Blessèd they who follow on,
Who by rack, or sword, or prison,
Share the crown that He hath won.
3 Blessèd they, the saints and martyrs,
Foremost in the Church’s van,
Virgin souls of maid or matron,
Babe, and youth, and hoary man.
Blessed be all the faithful throng
Strong in Him to fight and conquer,
Pressing still His way along.
4 Lift the cross today in triumph,
Lift His wondrous symbol high!
Standard that hath led its legions
On to holy victory.
Once of death and shame the sign,
Now of glory never equaled,
See the cross of Jesus shine!
5 Backward, forward, o’er the ages,
How its rays unearthly stream,
From eternity its splendors,
To eternity shall gleam.
Lift the matchless symbol high;
With the resurrection glory,
Kindling earth, and sea, and sky!
Kimball, Harriet McEwan, a native and resident of Portsmouth, Newhaven, is the author of Hymns, Boston, 1866; Swallow Flights of Song, 1874, &c. Her hymns include:—
1. At times on Tabor's height. Faith and Joy
2. Dear Lord, to Thee alone. Lent.
3. It is an easy thing to say. Humble Service.
4. We have no tears Thou wilt not dry. Affliction. Appeared in the Poets of Portsmouth, 1864, and the Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, and others. In Miss Kimball's Hymns, 1866, this hymn begins with stanza iii. of "Jesus the Ladder of my faith."
Several of Miss Kimball's poems were included in Baynes's Illustrated Book of Sacred Poems, 1867. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]
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Display Title: Christ Is RisenFirst Line: Christ is risen! Christ is risen!Tune Title: [Christ is risen! Christ is risen]Author: Harriet McEwen KimballSource: Hymns and Carols, Old and New bye Lorenzo Gorham Stevens (Saint John, New Brunswick: J. & A MacMillan, 1891)