There will be time enough for another interview. Do not attempt to detain me, for I am not yet ascended. Go, tell those whom I still love, that I have called them brethren, and desire to see them before I rise into my Father’s glory. Observe the tender love of Jesus, and remember that he has carried the same loving heart to heaven.
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.
Love’s redeeming work is done;
Fought the fight, the battle won:
Lo! the sun’s eclipse is o’er;
Lo! he sets in blood no more!
Vain the stone, the watch, the seal,
Christ has burst the gates of hell;
Death in vain forbids his rise,
Christ hath open’d paradise.