Scripture Verse

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 1 Corinthians 15:55


William Croft

Words: John Swert­ner, 1789.

Music: St. Mat­thew Will­iam Croft, 1708 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Swert­ner (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Believing souls, rejoice and sing,
Your risen Savior see,
And say, O death, where is thy sting!
O grave, thy victory?

Rejoice, your conquering Savior lives,
He lives to die no more;
And life eternal freely gives,
Since He our sorrows bore.

Sing praises to our risen Lord;
Life, immortality,
And lasting bliss are now restored
For all, for you and me;
Believe the wondrous deed, my soul,
Adore His saving name;
Rejoice, ye saints, from pole to pole,
His love and power proclaim.

The Prince of glory bowed His head,
Expiring on the cross;
But now the Lord is risen indeed,
Is risen and lives for us;
Rejoice, and in the dust adore
The Lamb for sinners slain;
He liveth now and evermore,
For evermore to reign.