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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.