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Beautiful Easter

O beautiful, beautiful Easter

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [O beautiful, beautiful Easter]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Oh, beautiful, beautiful Easter,
What joy to us you bring!
What pleasures sweet, when here we meet,
To praise our risen king!

Easter! Easter!
Beautiful, beautiful Easter!
Day so dear, so full of cheer,
And happiness and love!
Easter! Easter!
Beautiful, beautiful Easter!
Christians, raise your sweetest praise
To God above.

2 No sadness now lingers around us,
For all the world looks bright;
And glad eyes glow, where’er we go,
With blessed Easter light.

3 The songbirds are joyously singing,
And bells make merry rhyme;
Yes, all things say or sing today,
"Tis gladsome Easter-time."

4 Oh, glorious Savior, thy praises
Today our souls employ,
For thou dost live again to give
This time of light and joy.

Source: His Worthy Praise #187

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O beautiful, beautiful Easter
Title: Beautiful Easter
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Easter! Easter!
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8589
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The Cyber Hymnal #8589

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