Sing we now our hymns of gladness

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1 Sing we now our hymns of gladness,
On this happy Easter morn;
Sing of life, the life immortal,
Life that out of death is born.
Sing, sing, children, sing!
Sing of life immortal,
Bring, bring flowers of spring
To the temple’s portal!

2 Death is conquered, and we conquer,
When to holy life we rise—
That is life, and life immortal,
That the life which never dies.
Strong, strong, lift your song,
Beautiful and glorious;
Rise, rise, earth has risen,
Risen to life victorious!

3 Alleluia! Alleluia!
Life again from death is born—
Thus we sing our hymn of gladness
On this happy Easter morn.
Sing, sing, children sing!
Sing of life immortal;
Bring, bring flowers of spring
To the temple’s portal!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9022

Author: Samuel Longfellow

Longfellow, Samuel, B. A., brother of the Poet, was born at Portland, Maine, June 18, 1819, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in Arts in 1839, and in Theology in 1846. On receiving ordination as an Unitarian Minister, he became Pastor at Fall River, Massachusetts, 1848; at Brooklyn, 1853; and at Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1860. In 1846 he edited, with the Rev. S. Johnson (q. v.), A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. This collection was enlarged and revised in 1848. In 1859 his Vespers was published, and in 1864 the Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit , under the joint editorship of the Rev. S. Johnson and himself. His Life of his brother, the Poet Longfellow, was published in 1886. To the works named he contributed the follow… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sing we now our hymns of gladness
Author: Samuel Longfellow
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