Scripture Verse

He is risen from the dead.@Matthew 28:7

Introduction

Words: Lu­cin­da B. Bate­man, in Gems and Jew­els, by James H. Fill­more & James Ro­se­crans (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1890), num­ber 104. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Grace Glenn, Bate­man’s pseu­do­nym.

Music: James H. Ro­se­crans (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James H. Rosecrans
(1843–1926)

Lyrics

Lone in the garden they laid Him,
Low in the tomb, darkness and gloom;
Think of the ones who betrayed Him,
And mourn their fearful doom.

Refrain

He is risen, risen, risen,
He is risen from the dead,
He has burst the gloom of Calvary’s tomb,
He is ris’n, our loving Head.

Wounded for sin and transgression,
Bearing our pain, cruelly slain;
Come and make humble confession,
Nor pierce your Lord again.

Refrain

Empty the tomb where they laid Him,
Broken the seal, bruised but to heal;
Sundered the bands that delayed Him,
Go thou, the truth reveal.

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Bright glows the place where they laid Him,
Make Him your choice, gladly rejoice—
Be not as those who betrayed Him,
O praise Him heart and voice.

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