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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

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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