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4 God has still His angels, helping at His word, And His faithful children, like their faithful

Lord; Soothing them in sorrow, arming them in

strife, Opening wide the tomb-doors, leading into

life.
Angels, sing His triumph, etc.

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5 Father, send Thine angels unto us, we pray;

Leave us not to wander, all alone our way; Let them guard and guide us, wheresoe'er we

be, Till our resurrection brings us home to Thee.

Angels, sing His triumph, etc.

Ph. Brooks.

180

HE LIVĘS! My Lord has left the grave!

Let ev'ry mortal hear!
He lives, who died the world to save!

Ring out this note of cheer!

2 May friend to friend the message tell,

That soon will dawn the day When, overruling death and hell,

His kingdom shall hold sway.

3 To mortal man He doth impart

A life that never ends,
And that to every trusting heart

Both joy and comfort lends,

4 The night of death, so dark and drear,

To me seems terror-free;
The future opens bright and clear,

Eternal light I see.
5 The gloomy path my Savior trod

Leads up to mansions fair, Where He, the living son of God,

With us His home will share. 6 Nor should we mourn when those we love

Must leave their earthly home; For we shall meet them all above

In God's celestial dome.
7 He lives! and now forevermore

Is with us on our way.
O let us, then, His name adore
An this great festal day.

F. Novalis.

H. Brueckner, Tr.

181
E IS risen! He is risen!

Tell it with a joyful voice;
He has burst His three days' prison,

Let the whole wide world rejoice:
Death is conquered, man is free,

Christ has won the victory. 2 Tell it to the sinner, weeping

Over deeds in darkness done;
Weary fast and vigil keeping,

Brightly breaks their Easter sun;
Blood can wash all sins away,
Christ has conquered hell today.

HE

3 Come, with high and holy gladness,

Chant our Lord's triumphal lay; Not one touch of twilight sadness

Dims His Resurrection Day; Brightly dawns the radiant East,

Brighter far our Easter Feast. 4 He is risen! He is risen!

Opened the eternal gate;
We are free from sin's dark prison,

Risen to a holier state;
Soon a brighter Easter beam
On our longing eyes shall stream.

C. F. Alexander.

182

I KNOW that my Redeemer lives!

What comfort this sweet sentence gives ! He lives, He lives, who once was dead,

He lives, my ever-living Head.
2 He lives, triumphant from the grave;

He lives, eternally to save;
He lives, all glorious in the sky;

He lives, exalted there on high.
3 He lives, to bless me with His love;

He lives, to plead for me above;
He lives, my hungry soul to feed;

He lives, to help in time of need. 4 He lives, to grant me rich supply;

He lives, to guide me with His eye;
He lives, to comfort me when faint;
He lives, to hear my soul's complaint.

5 He lives, to silence all my fears;

He lives, to wipe away my tears;
He lives, to calm my troubled heart;
He lives, all blessing to impart.

6 He lives, my kind, wise, heav'nly Friend;

He lives and loves me to the end;
He lives, and while He lives, I'll sing :
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King!

7 He lives, and grants me daily breath;

He lives, and I shall conquer death;
He lives, my mansion to prepare;
He lives, to bring me safely there.

8 He lives, all glory to His name!

He lives, my Jesus, still the same;
O the sweet joy this sentence gives,
"I know that my Redeemer lives!”

S. Medley.

183

JESU
ESUS Christ is ris'n today, Hallelujah!

Our triumphant holy day, Hallelujah!
Who did once upon the cross, Hallelujah!
Suffer to redeem our loss, Hallelujah!

2 Hymns of praise then let us sing, Hallelujah!

Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Hallelujah! Who endured the cross and grave, Hallelujah! Sinners to redeem and save, Hallelujah!

3 But the pains which He endured, Hallelujah!

Our salvation have procured, Hallelujah! Now above the sky He's King, Hallelujah! Where the angels ever sing, Hallelujah!

From the Latin. Lyra Davidica, Tr.

184

JESUS lives! no longer now

Can thy terrors, death, appall us; Jesus lives! by this we know

From the grave He will recall us. Brighter scenes will there commence! This shall be our confidence.

2 Jesus lives ! to Him the throne

High o'er heaven and earth is given; We shall go where He is gone,

Live and reign with Him in heaven. God is pledged; weak doubtings hence! This shall be our confidence.

3 Jesus lives! We know full well,

Naught from us His love shall sever;
Life, nor death, nor pow'rs of hell

Part us now from Christ forever.
God will be a sure defense:
This shall be our confidence.

4 Jesus lives! henceforth is death

But the gate of life immortal;
This shall calm our trembling brcath

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