Easter Carol

Long ago on Easter day

Author: William E. Barton
Tune: [Long ago on Easter Day]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Long ago on Easter day,
As the morn was breaking,
Where the buried Savior lay,
Friends whose hearts were aching
Came with spices rich and rare,
Brought for love’s adorning,
And they met their Savior there,
On that Easter morning!

2 Angels moved the stone and said,
This is not His prison;
Seek Him not among the dead,
For your Lord is risen!
Then the green-clad, spring-freed earth
Sang to Heav'n its story,
Glorious as the songs at birth
Of His risen glory!

3 Here we come this Easter day,
Our dear Savior meeting;
Meet us, Jesus, in the way,
With Thine Easter greeting.
Not with spices, but with song
Voicing glad endeavor,
Come we hailing Him who rose,
And who lives forever!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1308

Author: William E. Barton

He was born in Sublette, Ill.; congregational clergyman, author Burke, W. J. Amer. authors and books/LOC Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Long ago on Easter day
Title: Easter Carol
Author: William E. Barton
Language: English
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #1308

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