Saturday, April 11, 2009

An Easter Hymn & An Easter Carol

Here are two more postcards for Spring and Easter. I was able to track down the source of the quotes (Google is amazing), so I will include the complete verses.


by Thomas Blackburn*

AWAKE, thou wintry earth,
Fling off thy sadness ;
Fair vernal flower, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness:
Christ is risen.

Wave, woods, your blossoms all,
Grim death is dead ;
Ye weeping funeral trees,
Lift up your head:
Christ is risen.

Come, see, the graves are green;
It is light; let's go
Where our loved ones rest
In hope below:
Christ is risen.

All is fresh and new,
Full of spring and light;
Wintry heart, why wearest the hue
Of sleep and night ?
Christ is risen.

Leave thy cares beneath,
Leave thy worldly love;
Begin the better life
With God above:
Christ is risen.

*Google Book Results listed poet's name as T. Blachburne


by Christina Rossetti

Spring bursts to-day,
For Christ is risen and all the earth's at play

Flash forth, thou sun,
The rain is over and gone, its work is done.

Winter is past,
Sweet Spring is come at last, is come at last.

Bud, Fig, and Vine,
Bud, Olive, fat with fruit and oil and wine.

Break forth this morn
In roses, thou but yesterday a thorn.

Uplift thy head,
O pure white Lily through the Winter dead.

Beside your dams
Leap and rejoice, you merry-making Lambs.

All Herds and Flocks
Rejoice, all beasts of thickets and of rocks.

Sing, Creatures, sing,
Angels and Men and birds and everything.

All notes of doves
Fill all our world: this is the time of loves.

1 comment:

  1. What a gorgeous Easter post! I'm going to go and read the poems a second time!


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