Rise Up, Ye Saints, Rejoice!

Words by Larry Hiller

Music by George J. Elvey

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Joyfully 108–120

music, Rise Up, Ye Saints, Rejoice

1. Rise up, ye Saints, rejoice!

And let your hearts take wing!

Add to the heav’nly choir your voice

As all creation sings.

The long-awaited day

Has dawned o’er all the earth.

And death and sorrow now give way

To glorious rebirth.

2. Rise up and praise the Son

Who light and hope does give.

Our Savior, the Atoning One,

Has died that we might live.

Yea, Christ did come to save,

To break the chains of sin,

To conquer sorrow and the grave,

And new life usher in.

3. Ye who have suffered loss,

Shake off despair and gloom.

Look up and see the vacant cross,

Behold the empty tomb.

Yea, Christ has conquered death,

And all shall be restored.

Our loved ones shall again draw breath,

Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

4. Rise up, all ye who mourn

And lay aside your pain.

For Christ has all our sorrow borne

That we may smile again.

Our tears He’ll gently dry,

As we behold His face.

We’ll bid all mortal cares goodbye

And glory in His grace.