Saturday, April 07, 2012

Easter Greetings

He is risen - He is risen indeed!

I have always loved this Easter hymn. We sang it at my husband's funeral. It is a song of the triumph of life over death. On this most holy of holy days, I offer it to all of you.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.
Alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.
Alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!
Alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!
Alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.
Alleluia!

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Priscilla, just stopping by to wish you and your girls a special Easter Sunday.
Happy Easter! ~ Sarah

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Such a lovely hymn. Have a blessed Easter!

xo,
RJ

LaPouyette said...

Thank you very much for this thoughtful Easter post and the lovely hymn, Lorrie.

Also for you and yours my best wishes for a Happy Easter.


Warmest greetings,
karin

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Priscilla,
How beautiful! Thank you!
We are blessed!
Happy Easter to you and your family!
~Lynne
w/L.

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