The Lord of Life is ris’n indeed,
To death deliver’d in your stead;
His rise proclaims your sins for given,
And shows the living way to heaven.
Haste then, ye souls that first believe,
Who dare the Gospel-Word receive,
Your faith with joyful hearts confess,
Be bold, be JESUS’ witnesses
Go tell the followers of your Lord
Their JESUS is to life restor’d;
Charles Wesley, 1707-1788, Hymns for our Lord’s Resurrection, #1.