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Easter Carol

O the gladness and the glory Of the tender Easter story

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [O the gladness and the glory]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, the gladness and the glory
Of the tender Easter story,
"Christ is risen! Christ is risen!"
Do you hear the angels say?
All the bells triumphant ring it,
All the choirs celestial sing it,
And the gentle zephyrs wing it
Thro’ the skies this sacred day.

2 Oh, the wondrous transformation,
Working out the world’s salvation!
Christ, the crucified Redeemer,
Once consigned to darkest gloom,
Changing shadow into splendor,
With His love so sweet and tender,
Son of God, our true defender,
Rising deathless from the tomb.

3 Oh, the light of Easter morning,
All the earth and sky adorning!
Oh, how restful, how refreshing
Is its sacredness and love!
On my heart its peace is stealing,
Like a gentle balm of healing,
Christ, my risen Lord, revealing,
Throned in majesty above.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8624

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: O the gladness and the glory Of the tender Easter story
Title: Easter Carol
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8624
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8624

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