Scripture Verse

They…made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard. Matthew 27:66


John M. Neale (1818–1866)


Words: John M. Neale, 1851.

Music: Wal­tham (Cal­kin) John B. Cal­kin, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cal­kin (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John B. Calkin (1827–1905)


Lift up, lift up your voic­es now!
The whole wide world re­joic­es now;
The Lord has tri­umphed glo­ri­ous­ly,
The Lord shall reign vic­to­ri­ous­ly.

In vain with stone the cave they barred;
In vain the watch kept ward and guard;
Majestic from the spoil­èd tomb,
In pomp of tri­umph Christ is come.

And all He did, and all He bare,
He gives us as our own to share;
And hope, and joy and peace be­gin,
For Christ has won, and man shall win.

O Vic­tor, aid us in the fight,
And lead through death to realms of light;
We safe­ly pass where Thou hast trod;
In Thee we die to rise to God.

Thy flock, from sin and death set free,
Glad al­le­lu­ias raise to Thee;
And ever with the hea­ven­ly host
Praise Fa­ther, Son, and Ho­ly Ghost.