Ye Heavens, how sang they in your courts,
How sang the angelic choir that day,
When from his tomb the imprisoned God,
Like the strong sunrise, broke away?
Rev. Frederick William Faber
Quotes , Source: Jesus Risen
'Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees
Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Quotes , Source: Spanish Student (act I, sc. 3)
On the third morning He arose,
Bright with victory o'er his foes.
Sing we lauding,
John Mason Neale
Quotes , Source: Halleluah! Halleluah! From the Latin of the 12th Century
Awake, thou wintry earth--
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
Christ is risen.
Quotes , Source: An Easter Hymn
Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right;
Faith and Hope triumphant say
Christ will rise on Easter Day.
Phillips Brooks, D.D.
Quotes , Source: An Easter Carol
In the bonds of Death He lay
Who for our offence was slain;
But the Lord is risen to-day,
Christ hath brought us life again,
Wherefore let us all rejoice,
Singing loud, with cheerful voice,
Quotes , Source: In the Bonds of Death He Lay
The fasts are done; the Aves said;
The moon has filled her horn
And in the solemn night I watch
Before the Easter morn.
So pure, so still the starry heaven,
So hushed the brooding air,
I could hear the sweep of an angel's wings
If one should earthward fare.
Edna Dean Procter
Quotes , Source: Easter Carol
"Christ the Lord is risen to-day,"
Sons of men and angels say.
Raise your joys and triumphs high;
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply.
Quotes , Source: Christ the Lord is Risen To-Day
Jesus Christ is risen to-day,
Our triumphant holy day;
Who did once upon the cross
Suffer to redeem our loss.
Quotes , Source: Jesus Christ is Risen To-day, from a Latin hymn of the 15th century (translator unknown)
Hail, Day of days! in peals of praise
Throughout all ages owned,
When Christ, our God, hell's empire trod,
And high o'er heaven was throned.
Quotes , Source: Hail, Day of Days! in Peals of Praise
Come, ye saints, look here and wonder,
See the place where Jesus lay;
He has burst His bands asunder;
He has borne our sins away;
Yes, the Lord has risen to-day.
Quotes , Source: Come, Ye Saints, Look Here and Wonder
O chime of sweet Saint Charity,
Peal soon that Easter morn
When Christ for all shall risen be,
And in all hearts new-born!
That Pentecost when utterance clear
To all men shall be given,
When all shall say My Brother here,
And hear My Son in heaven!
James Russell Lowell
Quotes , Source: Godminster Chimes (st. 7)
I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
"At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing!"
Edna Dean Procter
Quotes , Source: Easter Bells
God expects from men something more than at such times, and that
it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as
well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter
devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress.
Bishop Robert South
Quotes , Source: Sermons (vol. II, ser. 8)
Christ is our Passover!
And we will keep the feast
With the new leaven,
The bread of heaven:
All welcome, even the least!
Dr. A.R. Thompson
Quotes , Source: We Keep the Festival, from the Roman Breviary