Scripture Verse

Upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher…and they found the stone rolled away. Luke 24:1–2

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
(1674–1748)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs 1707–09, Book 2, num­ber 72. The Lord’s day; or, The re­sur­rec­tion of Christ.

Music: Lanes­bo­ro Ro­bert W. Dix­on, 1805 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Blest morning, whose young dawning rays
Beheld our rising God,
That saw Him triumph o’er the dust,
And leave His dark abode!

In the cold prison of a tomb
The dead Redeemer lay,
Till the revolving skies had brought
The third, th’appointed day.

Hell and the grave unite their force
To hold our God in vain;
The sleeping Conqueror arose,
And burst their feeble chain.

To Thy great name, almighty Lord,
These sacred hours we pay;
And loud hosannas shall proclaim
The triumph of the day.

Salvation and immortal praise
To our victorious King;
Let Heav’n, and earth, and rocks, and seas,
With glad hosannas ring.