Resurrection Song

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1 Sing with all the saints in glory,
sing the resurrection song!
Death and sorrow, earth’s dark story,
to the former days belong.
All around the clouds are breaking;
soon the storms of time shall cease;
in God’s likeness we awaken,
knowing everlasting peace.

2 Oh, what glory, far exceeding
all that eye has yet perceived!
Holiest hearts for ages pleading
never that full joy conceived.
God has promised, Christ prepares it;
there on high our welcome waits.
Ev’ry humble spirit shares it.
Christ has passed th’eternal gates.

3 Life eternal! Heav’n rejoices:
Jesus lives who once was dead.
Shout with joy, O deathless voices!
Child of God, lift up your head!
Life eternal! Oh, what wonders
crowd on faith: what joy unknown,
when amid earth’s closing thunders,
saints shall stand before the throne!

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #881

Author: William J. Irons

Irons, William Josiah, D.D., son of Joseph Irons, was born at Hoddesdon, Herts, Sep. 12, 1812, and educated at Queen's College, Oxford (B.A. 1833, D.D. 1854), and took Holy Orders 1835. In 1837 he became Incumbent of St. Peter's, Walworth, and was subsequently Vicar of Barkway, Incumbent of Brompton, Rector of Wadingham; and in 1872, Rector of St. Mary-Woolnoth, formerly held by his father's friend, John Newton. He was also Bampton Lecturer in 1870, and Prebendary of St. Paul's Cathedral. He died June 18, 1883. Dr. Irons took a somewhat prominent part in the ecclesiastical controversies of his day, and published extensively thereon in the form of Sermons, Letters, Pamphlets, &c. His important work, the Bampton Lectures, 1870, was on Christi… Go to person page >



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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #163

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Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #607

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Catholic Book of Worship III #406


Christian Worship (2008) #776

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Christian Worship #881


Evangelical Lutheran Worship #426

Gather (3rd ed.) #539

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Gather Comprehensive #442

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Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #442

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Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #774

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #249


Hymnal Supplement 98 #839

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Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #789

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Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #759

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #317


Lutheran Service Book #671

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One in Faith #881

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #443

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RitualSong (2nd ed.) #609

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RitualSong #595

Santo, Santo, Santo #197

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The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #185


The Cyber Hymnal #6094

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The United Methodist Hymnal #702


With One Voice #691

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Worship (3rd ed.) #467

Worship (4th ed.) #526


Worship Supplement 2000 #766

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #382

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