New Hymn: The Sun in Glory Rose That Day

I am so excited to share this new hymn with you!  In 2013, my husband, W. Gerrit van Dyk, got a “Special Recognition” award in the LDS Church’s yearly music submission for the words of this hymn in the “Hymn Text” category (His copy of the words published by LDS.org found here under his original title: “He Lives! He Lives!”).  He had always wanted to write a new Easter hymn since Easter is his favorite holiday of the year, but there are so few hymns specifically written for this special day.

I was so proud of him when he got this award and hoped to someday write music to go with these beautiful words.  Well, today I see that hope realized and I get to share it with you 🙂

I am also working on a choral arrangement of this new hymn, and will post that as soon as I finish that one up.

Enjoy!

The Sun in Glory Rose That Day Hymn Sheet Music

The Sun in Glory Rose That Day Words

The Sun, in glory, rose that day

When women heard the angels say:

“The Lord is risen from the tomb!”

And thus dispelled death’s awful gloom.

He lives! He lives! O wondrous sound!

The Son of God could not be bound!

He lives! He lives! Let all rejoice!

And sing aloud with heart and voice!

“Why seek the Living among the dead?

Remember what the Lord hath said:

‘Once crucified by sinful men,

When three days pass, I’ll rise again.'”

He lives! He lives! O wondrous sound!

The Son of God could not be bound!

He lives! He lives! Let all rejoice!

And sing aloud with heart and voice!

“Ye men of Gallilean birth,

Why gaze ye heavenward from earth?

This Jesus taken up from thee,

Shall come again just as ye see.”

He lives! He lives! O wondrous sound!

The Son of God could not be bound!

He lives again! And so will we!

When He returns for all to see!

 

 

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3 thoughts on “New Hymn: The Sun in Glory Rose That Day

  1. I’m not LDS, but I am a great lover of hymns. This is good work. It’s accessible and simple enough so participants and shy singers will be encouraged to join in. I think that’s something composers might forget when writing for this purpose. It has enough traditional harmonic progressions to be reassuring, and just a pinch of jazz (at 39 sec. – “and so will we”).

    • Thank you so much for your kind words! I do not consider hymn writing my forte, so it is very nice to hear someone with obvious knowledge of hymns and music theory to give positive feedback. I really appreciate it and thank you for taking the time to comment!

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