They saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.@Mark 16:4
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William W. How (1823-1897)
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William W. How, 1872.

Das Lieben Bringt Groß Freud Friedrich Silcher, 1827, from a Swabian folk tune; arranged by Lowell Mason, Carmina Sacra, second edition, 1841 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Friedrich Silcher (1789-1860)

On wings of living light,
At earliest dawn of day,
Came down the angel bright;
And rolled the stone away.

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Your voices raise with one accord,
To bless and praise your risen Lord!
To bless and praise your risen Lord!

The keepers watching near,
At that dread sight and sound;
Fell down with sudden fear
Like dead men to the ground.

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Then rose from death’s dark gloom,
Unseen by mortal eye,
Triumphant o’er the tomb,
The Lord of earth and sky!

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Ye children of the light,
Arise with Him, arise;
See, how the Day-star bright
Is burning in the skies!

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Leave in the grave beneath
The old things passed away;
Buried with Him in death,
O live with Him today.

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Oh, let your hearts be strong!
For we, like Him, shall rise;
To dwell with Him ere long
In bliss beyond the skies!

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We sing Thee, Lord divine,
With all our hearts and powers;
For we are ever Thine;
And Thou art ever ours.

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