Scripture Verse

Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:6

Introduction

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Thomas T. Lynch
(1818–1871)

Words: Tho­mas T. Lynch, The Ri­vu­let, third ed­i­tion, en­larged (Lon­don: Long­mans, Green, Read­er & Dyer, 1868), num­ber 117, alt.

Music: Beth­le­hem (Fink) Gott­fried W. Fink, 1842 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

  • Cleansing Foun­tain, 19th Cen­tu­ry Am­er­i­can camp meet­ing tune (🔊 pdf nwc)
  • Ellacombe, Würt­tem­berg, Ger­ma­ny, 1784 (🔊 pdf nwc)
  • Fair Ha­ven, tra­di­tion­al Scot­tish tune (🔊 pdf nwc)
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Gottfried W. Fink
(1783–1846)

Lyrics

Arise, sad heart, arise in haste,
Come forth, but not to weep;
Come, end thy sorrow at the grave
Where Jesus lay asleep.
Astir He was before the sun:
The stone was rolled away
While darkness yet withheld the dawn—
There are two suns today.

His servant, day’s familiar lord,
Shall shine no more in vain;
For He, the everlasting sun,
In flaming power shall reign.
Rise, feeble heart, come quickly forth,
Though weary night was long;
Let sorrow now be very glad,
And weakness very strong.

Forget the shudder and the shout,
The noon with terror black,
That darkly-finished work of woe—
The Worker has come back;
Himself His finished work, is here;
Come, greet the holy light
That flows from sorrow-softened eyes
With love eternal bright.

Rise, happy heart, arise in haste,
And into Eden come;
New paradise is planted now,
And He, its beauty’s sum;
Its tree of life, its light of life,
Its stream of life is here;
Come, hallow many happy songs
With one last happy tear.