Scripture Verse

Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 1 Corinthians 15:20

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: D. Otis Teas­ley, Sal­va­tion Ech­oes (An­der­son, In­di­a­na: Gos­pel Trum­pet: 1900), num­ber 12 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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D. Otis Teasley
1876–1942

Lyrics

Low in the grave He sleeps,
Cold in the tomb;
Now o’er my Savior sweeps
Death’s sable gloom;

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Hark! I hear an angel voice:
He is not here, He’s risen.
Glory, glory! shout the joyful strain!
Christ is risen, evermore to reign!
Hallelujah! shout with every breath!
Christ has triumphed over death.

Closed are His pilgrim toils,
Suffering One;
Death now around Him coils,
God’s only Son.

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Just as the dawn is seen,
With anxious feet,
Comes Mary Magdalene,
With spices sweet.

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Jesus has conquered death,
Shout the glad strain!
Bursted its mighty bars,
Risen to reign.

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