O beautiful, beautiful Easter

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

Refrain:
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 >

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First Line: O beautiful, beautiful Easter
Author: James Rowe



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