Easter Joy

Long ago at early dawn

Author: John Steen
Tune: [Long ago at early dawn]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Long ago at early dawn,
Came they to the grave to mourn;
But the stone was rolled away,
Bright angel words proclaimed the day.

Christ arose, He is not here,
Was the message, never fear;
For He who came to seek and save,
Is now the Victor o’er the grave.

2 Go and tell the faithful few,
Tell them of the story true;
Tell them of the open grave,
And of the victory God gave. [Refrain]

3 Easter morn, O happy day,
Theme of brightest angel’s lay;
Day in which God’s mighty pow’r
Was manifest o’er death’s dark hour. [Refrain]

4 Easter day we welcome thee,
Jesus rose, we now are free
From the pow’r of sin and Hell;
We gladly will the message tell. [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Message Choir #20

Author: John Steen

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Text Information

First Line: Long ago at early dawn
Title: Easter Joy
Author: John Steen
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Christ arose, He is not here
Publication Date: 1929
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1929.


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The Gospel Message Choir #20

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