He Arose Today

Representative Text

1 O heart, be glad and gay,
A blessèd hope we know;
Through clouds of darkness drear
The sunshine bright doth flow;
The hand once pierced for me
Has gained a victory,
My blessèd Savior rose today.

Refrain;
The Christ arose today, the Lord divine,
The tomb with glory-light doth shine;
Lift up your hearts and sing
To Christ, the victor king,
The blessèd One who lives for aye.

2 Earth robed in fairest green
Blooms forth the Lord to greet;
The lilies pure and white
Bend low to touch His feet;
A song of gladness pours
From morn’s unfolding doors,
The blessèd Savior rose today. [Refrain]

3 Oh, shout, ye starry choirs,
Let hallelujahs ring;
He lives to die no more,
Our prophet, priest and king;
Enthroned in glory bright,
To Heav’n’s eternal light,
The blessèd Savior rose today. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8315

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. 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 heart, be glad and gay
Title: He Arose Today
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Christ arose today, the Lord divine
Copyright: Public Domain

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