He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples. He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you to Galilee. There you will see him. Matthew 28: 6-7
O Sons and Daughters of the King
O sons and daughters of the King, Whom heavenly hosts in glory sing, Today the grave has lost its sting!
That Easter morn, at break of day, The faithful women went their way, To seek the tomb where Jesus lay.
An angel clad in white they see. Who sits and speaks unto the three, "Your Lord will go to Galilee."
That night the apostles met in fear, Among them came their Master dear, And said," MY peace be with you here."
When Thomas first the tidings heard, That they had seen the risen Lord, He doubted the disciples word.
"My pierced side, O Thomas, see, And look upon my hands, my feet, Not faithless but believing be."
No longer Thomas then denied; He saw the feet, the hands, the side; "You are my Lord and God!" he cried.
How blest are they who have not seen and yet whose faith has constant been, For they eternal life shall win.
On this most holy day of days, Be laud and jubilee and praise, To God your hearts and voices raise.
By: Jean Tisserand
Translation By: John Mason Neale