AWAKE, thou wintry earth! 

Fling off thy sadness; 

Fair vernal flowers laugh forth 

Your ancient gladness! 

Christ is risen! 

Wave, woods, your blossoms all,— 

Grim death is dead! 

Ye weeping funeral trees, 

Lift up your heads! 

Christ is risen! 

Come see! The graves are green; 

It is light; let us go 

Where our beloved rest 

In hope below! 

Christ is risen! 

All is fresh and new, 

Full of spring and light; 

Wintry heart, why wear'st 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!