Scripture Verse

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


James H. Fillmore, Sr. (1849–1936)

Words: Fro­nia Smith, in Chris­tian Work-Songs, by James H. Ro­se­crans (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1890), num­ber 5.

Music: James H. Fill­more, Sr. (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Proclaim the tid­ings near and far,
Go tell the bless­èd sto­ry;
The grave has giv­en up its dead—
The Lord of life and glo­ry.


Sing glo­ry, glo­ry, glo­ry hal­le­lu­jah,
Sing glo­ry, glo­ry, glo­ry hal­le­lu­jah.

The Lord is ris­en, Oh, re­joice
Ye hearts grown sad and wea­ry;
Let songs of glad­ness swell each voice
That bears that won­drous sto­ry.


Death has no sting for those who love
This ris­en Lord to fol­low;
Across their hearts the gloomy grave
Throws not its gloomy sha­dow.