Scripture Verse

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.

Music: Knights­bridge James Ba­den Pow­ell, 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ba­den Pow­ell (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Bot­tome, would you ?

Francis Bottome


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.