Easter People

Easter people, raise your voices,

sounds of heaven in earth should ring.

Christ has brought us heaven’s choices;

heavenly music, let it ring.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Easter people, let us sing.

 

Fear of death can no more stop us

from our pressing here below.

For our Lord empowered us to

triumph over every foe.

Alleluia! Alleluia! On to victory now we go.

 

Every day to us is Easter,

with its resurrection song.

When in trouble move the faster

To our God who rights the wrong.

Alleluia! Alleluia! See the power of heavenly throngs. 

 

Easter people, raise your voices,

sounds of heaven in earth should ring.

Christ has brought us heaven’s choices;

heavenly music let it ring.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Easter people, let us sing!

 

(Sung to the tune of “Praise my soul the King of heaven” at The Cathedral Church of St. George the Martyr, Jerusalem, Easter Sunday 2008)

  

6 Responses to “Easter People”

  1. Linda in Iowa Says:

    What a wonderful hymn text! Who wrote it?

  2. ecubishop Says:

    Not sure. The text was printed in a bulletin insert, and unascribed. Sorry.

  3. Becky Coleman Says:

    Written by William M. James, published in United Methodist Hymnal (to tune Regent Square) and Songs of Zion, Abingdon Press (also Regent Square tune).

  4. Ole Man of the Mountain Says:

    I enjoyed the poem and the twenty-one smile quotations.
    Here is another one to share.

    Smiles go a long way; remember, there is a mile between the two eses.

  5. NBR Says:

    The Rev. William “Bill” James died today (Jan 18, 2013) at 100 years of age.

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