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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