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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Songs of Day and Night.
VIII. The Resurrection
By Alexander B. Grosart (1835–1899)
 
Rom. i. 4.

ARISE, my soul, Faith’s wings expand,
Soar upward to the Heav’nly Land;
Behold the great stone roll’d away!
Thy Saviour’s Resurrection Day!
    A conqueror forth He came,        5
    Death and the Grave to shame.
 
Hark! hark! it is an angel’s voice,
Who tidings brings that bid rejoice;
He stands by Death’s wide-open’d door,
And cries “Christ lives for evermore!”        10
    A conqueror forth He came,
    Death and the Grave to shame.
 
O hallow’d Day! O blessed Day!
That all Death’s darkness did affray;
Far-flaming still o’er all the world,        15
Strong Satan from his vast throne hurl’d:
    A conqueror forth He came,
    Death and the Grave to shame.
 
Thou Prince of Life! Thou Saviour dear!
For us in Heav’n Thou dost appear;        20
Nor need most tim’rous tremble now,
Since Faith beholds Thy crown-clasp’d brow;
    A conqueror forth He came,
    Death and the Grave to shame.
 
O Lord! do Thou help us to watch        25
That we Thy mighty word may catch,
“Because I live ye too shall live”:
What could more strong assurance give?
    A conqueror forth He came,
    Death and the Grave to shame.        30
 
Arise, my soul, Faith’s wings expand,
Soar upward to the Heav’nly Land;
Behold thy Saviour’s grave unbarr’d!
White-wingèd angels for His guard:
    A conqueror forth He came,        35
    Death and the Grave to shame.
 
 
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