Scripture Verse

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 1 Corinthians 15:55

Introduction

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Theron Brown
(1832–1914)

Words: The­ron Brown (1832–1914). The words were writ­ten for a song-service at the Rug­gles Street Church in Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Music: Rug­gles Phi­lip P. Bliss, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Philip P. Bliss
(1838–1876)

Lyrics

O short was His slumber; He woke from the dust,
The Savior death’s chain could not hold;
And short, since He rose, is the sleep of the just;
They shall wake, and His glory behold.

Dear grave in the garden; hope smiled at its door
Where love’s brightest triumph was told;
Christ lives! and His life will His people restore;
They shall wake, and His glory behold.