Easter Sunday: That Great Gettin’ Up Morning

… Well the prophecy was kept;
Christ “first fruit of them that slept”
Rose with vic’try-circled brow;
So, believing one, shalt thou.
Ah! but there shall come a day
When, unhampered by this clay,
Souls shall rise to life newborn
On that resurrection morn.

–from “An Easter Ode” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

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