Although it happened long ago,
That first glad Easter day;
Within the true believer's heart,
It's just as real today.

The Roman guards who kept the watch,
The early morning gloom,
The angel's words, "He is not here"
Resounding from the tomb.

And oh, the joy in Mary's heart
While in the garden fair
To see her blessed Lord appear
Upon the pathway there.

Although it happened long ago,
It still is true today;
Oh, let our hearts rejoice and sing,
The stone is rolled away.

Kay Hoffman

Softly and Tenderly
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