Christ Hath Arisen

Representative Text

1 Sing, O my soul, repeat the olden story,
Christ on the cross is slain for guilty men;
Low in the grave, behold the Lord of glory,
Shout, shout the victory! He liveth again!

Chorus:
Christ hath arisen! He lives no more to die;
Christ has arisen! He pleads for us on high;
Tell of His might, and praise His holy name,
Oh, let the ransom'd ones His great love proclaim.

2 Spread, spread the news of Jesus' resurrection,
Tell how the stone was quickly rolled away;
Death could not hold its King in meek subjection,
Come, see the empty tomb where once Jesus lay. [Chorus]

3 O risen Lord, o'er life and death victorious,
Look from Thy throne on all who trust in Thee;
By all Thy might, by Thine ascension glorious,
Thou art exalted our Redeemer to be. [Chorus]

4 He will return! His promise stands recorded;
Each eye shall see and ev'ry heart shall burn;
Still watch and wait, till faith and hope rewarded,
Sound out the triumph-note to greet His return. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #76

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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: Sing, O my soul, repeat the olden story
Title: Christ Hath Arisen
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Christ hath arisen, he lives no more to die
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #94

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Crowning glory no. 2 #76

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d314

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