Scripture Verse

The first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared. Luke 24:1


Words & Mu­sic: Knowles Shaw, The Morn­ing Star (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Cen­tral Book Con­cern, 1877), num­ber 9 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Knowles Shaw (1834–1878)


The Holy Women at the Tomb
William Bouguereau (1825–1905)

To the tomb where they laid Him,
At the dawn of the day,
Mary came with her spic­es,
There her hom­age to pay.
She had thought there to find Him,
In the cold, si­lent tomb,
And her heart filled with ang­uish,
When she knew He had gone.


Mary! Ma­ry!
Rabboni, oh, my Mas­ter!
He is ris’n from the dead.
Hallelujah! hal­le­lujah!
We will praise Him,
We will praise Him.
Hallelujah! hal­le­lujah!
He is ris’n from the dead.

By His grave she stood weep­ing,
Filled with sor­row and gloom,
But she gazed on the an­gels,
In the midst of the tomb.
As she turned, a voice ad­dressed her,
Why this weep­ing, tell Me, pray?
Oh, where have you laid Him?
I will take Him away.