In this glorious, festive piece, the 'sun rises, birds sing, bees swarm, wind blows, leaves rustle and roses open' as the chorus of nature awakens on Easter morning and sings of resurrection and new life. Set to an original text by R. G. Huff, this anthem offers a dance-like expression for Easter worship. Although the song may be successfully used with unison voices, a recurring 'Alleluia' refrain and optional harmony in the final stanza offer flexible and accessible opportunities to teach and sing in two parts. Choirs of children, youth, adults, or a combination thereof, will find this anthem a joyful proclamation for Easter morning or any Sunday throughout the Easter season.
Voicing: Unison/Two-part with keyboard
Composer: Larry E. Schultz
Text: R. G. Huff