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He Is Risen (Newell)

He is ris'n, our Lord is risen

Author: Laura E. Pixley Newell, 1854-1916
Tune: [He is ris'n, our Lord is risen]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. He is ris’n, our Lord is risen,
Christ hath burst death’s bonds in twain,
Left at dawn the rock-sealed prison,
Jesus lives, who once was slain.
Death is swallowed up in vict’ry,
Lo! the Lamb of Calvary—
Lives, with Heav’n and earth rejoicing,
For He sets the captive free.

He is ris’n, our Lord is ris’n,
Sing a glad triumphant strain!
He is ris’n, our Lord is ris’n,
Christ is ris’n! He lives again!

2. Now the Morning Star in beauty
Shines upon our onward way,
Making light the path of duty,
That our footsteps ne’er shall stray.
He who vanquished death shall guide us,
Gently lead us by the hand,
Safely whatsoe’er betide us,
Till we reach the better land. [Refrain]

3. Christ is ris’n! proclaim the story
Till the waiting nations know,
Jesus lives, the King of glory!
Jesus lives, who loves us so.
That He suffered death to save us,
Shed His blood for one and all,
Sin can never more enslave us,
If upon His name we call. [Refrain]

Author: Laura E. Pixley Newell, 1854-1916

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He is ris'n, our Lord is risen
Title: He Is Risen (Newell)
Author: Laura E. Pixley Newell, 1854-1916
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He is ris'n, our Lord is ris'n
Copyright: Public Domain


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