Rejoice, He Is Risen

The golden light is streaming from smiling skies of blue

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The golden light is streaming from smiling skies of blue]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The golden light is streaming from smiling skies of blue,
From lofty hill and mountain rings a message glad and true;
Awake to joy and gladness! lay all your grief aside,
He lives! the Lord of glory lives, who once for sinners died.

Rejoice, rejoice, He is risen!
New life to all He doth bring;
Rejoice, rejoice! He lives!
Our great victorious King!

2 The blossoms fair are blooming, they fill the world with cheer;
The Eater bells are ringing out in carols sweet and clear.
Creation’s happy voices the wondrous tidings tell,
He comes! the King triumphant comes! let earth His praises swell. [Refrain]

3 The golden light is streaming, the darkness now is o’er;
Exalt the risen Savior, for He lives to die no more!
Swing wide, ye gates immortal, ye ransomed hosts proclaim,
“Crown Him, the High and Holy One! adore His blessed name!” [Refrain]

Source: Progressive Sunday School Songs #196

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The golden light is streaming from smiling skies of blue
Title: Rejoice, He Is Risen
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Rejoice, rejoice, he is risen
Copyright: Public Domain


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