Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where He was laid.@Mark 15:47

I. Gregory Smith, A Hymn Book for the Service of the Church, and for Private Reading, second edition (London: Parker, 1855).

Holy Sepulchre Edward H. Thorne, 1862; appeared in Psalms and Hymns, by Morrell & How, 1863 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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I. Gregory Smith (1826-1920)
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The Entombment of Christ
Sisto Badalocchio (1585-1619)

By Jesus’ grave on either hand,
While night is brooding o’er the land,
The sad and silent mourners stand.

At last the weary life is o’er,
The agony and conflict sore
Of Him who all our sufferings bore.

Deep in the rock’s sepulchral shade
The Lord, by whom the worlds were made,
The Savior of mankind, is laid.

O hearts bereaved and sore distressed,
Here is for you a place of rest;
Here leave your grief on Jesus’ breast.