Scripture Verse

When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher, and departed. Matthew 27:59–60


Words: Sar­ah Wil­son, in The New Child­ren’s Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by John I. Tuck­er (New York: James Pott, 1892), num­ber 88.

Music: Trond­heim Ar­thur S. Sul­li­van, 1892 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Wil­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Arthur S. Sullivan (1842–1900)


They laid Him in the tomb,
They closed it with a stone,
And in the deep and hea­vy gloom
They left their Lord alone.
Then broke the East­er day;
Fear not, an an­gel said,
Behold the place where Je­sus lay;
He liv­eth who was dead.

He tar­ried for­ty days
With those He did most love;
He taught them of His Fa­ther’s ways
And then He went above.
Christ rose, and we shall rise
When death’s short sleep is past;
Lord, lift our hearts to yon­der skies,
And take us there at last.