Scripture Verse

As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe. Mark 16:4


Words & Mu­sic: James Car­ter, in A Se­lect­ion of Spir­it­u­al Songs with Mu­sic, for the Sun­day-School, by Charles S. Ro­bin­son (New York: Cen­tu­ry Com­pa­ny, 1881), num­ber 235 (🔊 pdf nwc). The au­thor’s name, omit­ted from this source, is given in Life-Time Hymns, by Ho­ra­tio R. Pa­lmer, Charles C. Mc­Cabe & M. R. Brouse (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ro­bert R. Mc­Cabe, 1896), num­ber 98.

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


Down from their home on high,
Down thro’ the starry sky,
Angels descending fly,
While the earth shaketh;
Roll they the stone away
From where the Savior lay—
Out into glorious day
His way He taketh.


Loud hallelujahs! Loud hallelujahs!
Our risen Savior, to Thee we sing:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

He from the grave is gone,
Treading the way alone;
Death now is overthrown
By His endeavor!
Where is thy victory
O Grave? and where shall be,
O Death, our fear of thee?
Vanished forever!


Sing we Thy praise for aye,
Who washed our sins away;
Unto Thy name alway
We shall be singing:
Far down the tracts of time,
Shall every earthly clime
Join in the song sublime,
With praises ringing!