1 Shall man, O God of light and life,
Forever moulder in the grave?
Canst Thou forget Thy glorious work,
Thy promise and Thy pow'r to save?
2 Shall life revisit dying worms,
And spread the joyful insect's wing!
And, oh! shall man awake no more
To see Thy face, Thy name to sing?
3 Cease, cease, ye vain desponding fears!
When Christ, our Lord, from darkness sprung,
Death, the last foe, was captive led,
And heav'n with praise and wonder rung.
4 Him, the First-Fruits, His chosen sons
Shall follow from the vanquished grave;
He mounts His throne, the King of kings,
His Church to quicken and to save.
5 Faith sees the bright, eternal doors
Unfold to make His children way;
They shall be clothed with endless life,
And shine in everlasting day.
6 The trump shall sound, the dust awake;
And from the tomb the slumb'rers spring;
Through heav'n the joyful myriads rise,
And hail their Savior and their King.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #451
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