When Parson Ike’s preaching improves, 
And choirs’ choruses in their room, 
And the parishioners fill the pews, 
And Don’s Dogwood blossoms bloom, 
When lovely lilies grace the hall.
Then the message is heard by all, 
             He lives! He lives! 
             New life He gives, 
             Then Easter must be close at hand.

When they worship in early light
And gather around earthly graves, 
And praise the resurrection sight, 
And all may come, for Jesus saves, 
When hearts are open to His call.
Then the message is heard by all, 
             He lives! He lives! 
             New life He gives, 
            Then Easter must be close at hand.


© Loyd C. Taylor
Easter Must Be Near