Scripture Verse

They found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher. Luke 24:2


Words: Han­nah M. Ko­haus, in Song-Hym­nal of Praise and Joy (Jack­son, Min­ne­so­ta: Plu­ma M. Brown, 1897), num­ber 58.

Music: Scotts­dale Plu­ma M. Brown, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Hannah M. Kohaus


O resurrection morn,
The weary world is shorn
Today of all its gloom!
For truth has rolled away
The stone from fear’s array,
And empty is the tomb.

Now is death’s problem solved,
The day of days evolved
Out of its fleshly guise;
The Son of Righteousness
Hath rent His earthly dress,
That Christ must thus arise.

No longer can the walls
That dreamily enthrall
Man’s glory, hide from sight;
For One with God-like mien
(Back of the prism seen)
Hath pierced them thro’ with light.

Yet through the shadowy deep,
Up Calvary’s rocky steep
His soul hath surely trod;
For dead and buried He
From sense of self must be
Who knows His Father—God.

O day of days complete,
Odorous with victories sweet,
And crowned with tender grace!
The diadem of thorns
Majestically adorns
The well-run, patient race.

O Christ, the perfect Whole,
Thou resurrected soul,
The glorious conquest done!
Thou Truth, and Life, and Way
To immortality
With God, th’eternal One!