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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 the Lord is Risen

Sweetly the birds are singing, At Easter dawn (Perkins)

Author: Henry S. Perkins
Tune: [Sweetly the birds are singing] (Perkins)
Published in 1 hymnal

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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.

Refrain:
Hallelujah!
Glory hallelujah!
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

Brother of Will­iam Per­kins, Henry in­her­it­ed mu­sic­al tal­ent from his par­ents: his fa­ther was a not­ed sing­ing teach­er, and his mo­ther an ex­cel­lent vo­cal­ist. He re­ceived his first mu­sic­al train­ing from his fa­ther, and at­tend­ed some of the best li­ter­ary schools in his youth. His for­mal mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion be­gan in 1857, when he en­tered the Bos­ton Mu­sic School, where he grad­u­at­ed in 1861. For over 20 years, he de­vot­ed con­sid­er­a­ble time to con­duct­ing mu­sic fes­ti­vals and con­ven­tions through­out Amer­i­ca, from Maine to Cal­i­for­nia, and in teach­ing in "nor­mal" mu­sic schools in New York, Ohio, In­di­a­na, Wis­con­sin, Io­wa, Col­o… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sweetly the birds are singing, At Easter dawn (Perkins)
Title: Christ the Lord is Risen
Author: Henry S. Perkins
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah! glory hallelujah!
Publication Date: 1891
Copyright: Public Domain

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