Said the angel, ďHe is risen!Ē
Tell it out with joyful voice:
He has burst His three daysí prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice:
Death is conquered, we are free,
Christ has won the victory.
Come, ye sad and fearful hearted,
With glad smile and radiant brow!
Deathís long shadows have departed;
All our woes are over now,
Due to passion that He bore
Sin and pain can vex no more.
Come, with high and holy hymning,
Chant our Lordís triumphant day;
Not one darksome cloud is dimming
Yonder glorious morning ray,
Breaking over the purple east:
Brighter far our Easter feast.
He is risen, He is risen!
He has opened heavenís gate:
We are free from sinís dark prison,
Risen to a holier state;
And a brighter Easter beam
On our longing eyes shall stream.