They…made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard. Matthew 27:66
Words: Francis Bottome, Songs from the Parsonage (Cambridge, Massachusetts: University Press, 1894), pages 95–96.
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Hail the blessèd Easter morning!
Hail the resurrection day!
Let the cavern ring with anthems
Where the blessèd Savior lay.
Shout His praises, saints in glory;
Saints below, His praises sing!
Men and angels, bow before Him,
Christ, the everlasting King!
Hail the long-expected triumph!
Hail the victory o’er the grave!
Let the travail-bound creation
Sing His mighty power to save.
Vain the stone, the seal, the warden,
Vain the hate of earth and hell;
Lord of Life! His foes beneath Him
His triumphal chorus swell.