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He lives, the Savior lives

Silent a garden resteth

Author: J. D. MacDonald
Tune: [Silent a garden resteth in shadow]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Silent a garden resteth in shadow—
Shadow the moonlight cannot dispel;
Soldiers in armor, grim Roman soldiers,
Watch o’er a sleeper, guarding Him well.
Over Judea lately He trod
On errands of love to lead men to God.

Refrain:
O blest Easter story, O foretaste of glory,
Triumphant o’er death, Jesus rose from the dead;
Redeemer and Savior! Exalted forever!
Repeat the blest words,"He is ris’n as He said!"

2 Stillness unbroken! far in the distance
White gleam the roadways, midnight has sped;
Lo! earth is shaken! God sends an angel!
Soldiers in terror fall as if dead!
Seal, thou art broken, He who was there
Is mighty to save! His power you declare! [Refrain]

3 Morning approacheth, earth’s fairest morning,
Bright in the heavens, glory appears;
Visions of angels seen in the dawning,
Voices of angels calming earth’s fears.
Why seek the living here ’mid the dead?
For Jesus the Lord is ris’n as He said. [Refrain]

He lives, the Savior lives!
He lives, the Savior lives!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12019

Author: J. D. MacDonald

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Text Information

First Line: Silent a garden resteth
Title: He lives, the Savior lives
Author: J. D. MacDonald
Refrain First Line: O blest Easter story

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #12019
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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