Anthem for Easter (Daniel Belknap)
- Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-13). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 102 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1797. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Description: First published in The Harmonist's Companion, 1797, pp. 26-28. Words by an unknown author.
Original text and translations
See from the dungeon of the dead
Our great Deliverer rise;
While conquest wreaths his heavenly head,
And glory glads his eyes.
See how the well-pleased angel
Rolls the stone and opes the prison;
Trumpets sounding, earth resounding,
Jesus rises from the dead.
Lo! He quits his dark abode,
And flies to worlds of light;
Sinners, rejoice! He did for you,
For you prepares a place.
Sends down his spirit to guide you through
With every gift and grace.
His blood, which did your sins atone,
For your salvation pleads;
And, seated on his Father's throne,
He reigns and intercedes.