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Go, seek ye no more the living

Here 'mong the homes of the dead.

Grim Death at last has been conquered.
His bands have been rent in twain,

Go, tell the glad news to the nations.
The Lord is risen again.



EASTER EXERCISE. 183

AH recite, — " He is not here, but is risen " — Luk«
xxiv, 6.

Girla recite.-^

O, swing your censers in valley and wooa>

Ye flowers He loved so well,
O lilies, nodding on slender stems.

Ring out every perfumed belL

Boys recite, —

O sun, shine brighter than ever before

As you keep in your onward way,
The doors of the tomb have been rent in twain^

And the Lord is risen to-day.

Girls recite. —

O, little birds, sing your silver sweet songs

On your perch in the tree tops high,
Tell the wonderful news to the whole glad
earth.
Let it reach to the far-off sky.

Boys, —

There angels, walking the golden streets,

Shall heavenly banners unfurl,
And the warders shall haste to let Him in

Through the gates of jasper and pearl.

All recite. — ^Lift up your heads, O ye gates ; and be ys
lift up, ye everlasting doors ; and the King of Glor^
shall come in.

Boys. — Who is this King of Glory ?

Girls.— The Lord, strong and mighty; the Lord,
mighty in battle.

One Child. -

Then lift your doors, ye heavenly hoeta.
Open your gates again.



184 EASTER EXERCISE.

Give a welcome glad to your King to-day
As He comes with His shadowy train.

Another Child. —

The poor and the blind, the weak and vile,

AVho heard His " Come unto me,"
Have followed His steps through the gates ol
death
From the mountain of Calvary.

All recite. — Lift up your heads, O ye gates ; even
lift them up, ye everlasting doors ; and the King of
Glory shall come in.

£oys. — Who is this King of Glory ?

Girls. — The Lord of hosts. He is the King of Gloiy.

Third Child recites. —

Yes, lift your pearly gates, ye hosts.

Ye heavenly bells, all ring,
Behold, He comes, the Lord of all—
Our Saviour, Master, King.

Fourth Child recites. —

O, not in regal state He comes.

No brave attire He wears,
A crown of thorns upon His head,

A cross He meekly bears.

All recite. —

Behold ! the symbol of our faith,

That cross shall stand for aye,
And through it nations yet unborn

Shall find the heavenly way.

Music. — " Our Lord is risen from the dead.**

Lizzie M. Hadlb^'



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