An empty tomb, within whose walls The crucified no longer lay, What holy prayer was uttered there, To bring about an Easter day? Rejoice to see the conquered tomb, And sing the hymns of gratitude! The
risen Lord, the Gospel Word, Redeem our faith by life renewed! How right it is that we should raise our hymns of gladness, and should pray. But Oh, my heart, have you had part with Truth, And known
Christ’s Easter day? Arise from self-made sepulchres! To glory in the Spirit’s night! From every grave Love’s power can save, and bring all people into light! Feel now the peace unspeakable The
resurrection will convey! In this glad morn of joy reborn, Walk forth with Christ on Easter day!