Christ the Lord Is Risen

Sweetly the birds are singing at Easter dawn (Perkins)

Author: Henry S. Perkins (1891)
Tune: [Sweetly the birds are singing] (Perkins)
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Sweetly the birds are singing
At Easter dawn;
Sweetly the bells are ringing
On Easter morn;”
And the tidings they bring,
Bells, and songsters that sing,
Are, Christ the Lord is risen,
Christ the Lord is risen.

Glory hallelujah!
Hallelujah, Amen.

2 Sweetest of flow’rs were growing,
Ages ago;—
Lilies for Easter blooming
White as the snow;
And all nature was glad,
Not a creature was sad,
For Christ the Lord is risen,
Christ the Lord is risen. [Refrain]

3 Jesus has risen to glory
To live and reign;
Tell it in song and story,
Over again;
He’s the light of the world,
See His banner unfurled;
So, Christ the Lord is risen,
Christ the Lord is risen. [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #134

Author: Henry S. Perkins

Henry Southwick Perkins USA 1833-1914. Born at Stockbridge, VT, the son of musical parents (both singers) he was trained musically, primarly by his father. He attended some of the best literary schools in his youth. His formal music education began in 1857, when he entered the Boston Music School, graduating in 1861. For over 20 years he devoted considerable time to conducting music festivals and conventions throughout America, from ME to CA. He also taught music in NY, OH, IN, WI, IA, CO, KS, and TX. He served as Professor of Music at the University of IA (1867-69), principal of the IA Academy of Music, Iowa City, IA, for five years, and principal at the KS Normal Music School for five consecutive summers. He composed vocal music fo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sweetly the birds are singing at Easter dawn (Perkins)
Title: Christ the Lord Is Risen
Author: Henry S. Perkins (1891)
Source: Songs for Worship for the Sunday School by Waldo S. Pratt (New YorkL Century Company, 1887)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah! glory hallelujah!
Publication Date: 1891
Copyright: Public Domain


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