236 EASTER ANTHEM
to the Cooper book version of this tune
to Billings' EXTENDED version of this tune
The Lord is risen indeed!
Now is Christ risen from the dead,
And become the first fruits of them that slept.
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!
And did He rise?
Did He rise?
Hear it, ye nations!
Hear it, O ye dead!
He rose, He rose,
He burst the bars of death and triumphed o'er the grave.
Then, then, then I rose.
Then first humanity triumphant passed the crystal ports of light,
And seized eternal youth.
Man, all immortal, hail, hail!
Heaven, all lavish of strange gifts to man,
Thine's all the glory, man's the boundless bliss.