Rise Up, Ye Saints, Rejoice!

Music By: George J. Elvey
Voices: SATB Choir
Lyrics By: Larry Hilller
Arranged by Michael Smurthwaite
Description: Published in the April 2012 Ensign, this uplifting hymn stirs souls like few others. Designed to encourage rejoicing in Christ’s resurrection, it signals the joy of the saints in the resurrection. It is believed this hymn is suitable for Easter as well as general sabbath use. Sung joyfully with marked near march-like rhythm.

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1.Rise up, ye saints, rejoice! And let your hearts take wing!

Add to the heav’n-ly choir your voice As all creation sings.

The long awaited day Has dawned o’er all the earth.

And death and sor-row 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 sorrows 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 face.