Rifts of blue are gleaming through

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1 Rifts of blue are gleaming thro' the clouds of gray,
Streams again are hast'ning on their seaward way;
Silence turns to singing, gloom is swept away;
Welcome, happy Easter! Welcome, Easter Day!

Chorus:
Easter, Easter,
Day of life and light!
All things with rejoicing hail thy coming bright!
Easter, Easter,
With glad promise rife,
Telling out the story of a risen life!

2 'Tis no time for sadness! 'Tis no time for gloom!
Nature's world is radiant in a robe of bloom!
Life and joy triumphant rise from sorrow's tomb!
Welcome, happy Easter! Welcome, Easter Day! [Chorus]

3 Join in glad rejoicing! Dark despair has flown!
Death is captive taken! Hail the Risen One!
Sorrow reigns no longer! Joy is on the throne!
Welcome, happy Easter! Welcome, Easter Day! [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #216

Author: Alice Jean Cleator

Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926 Born: Cir­ca 1871, An­dre­as, Isle of Man, Eng­land. Died: Cir­ca April 27, 1926, Cleve­land, Ohio. Cleator’s family ev­i­dent­ly em­igrat­ed to Amer­i­ca in the 1870’s. She was liv­ing in Clar­idon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geau­ga Coun­ty, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York Ci­ty, re­tir­ing some time be­fore 1915. --hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

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First Line: Rifts of blue are gleaming through
Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Refrain First Line: Easter, Easter
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