Scripture Verse

Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb? Mark 16:3

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: E. E. Pick­ard, pos­si­bly late 19th Cen­tu­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Pick­ard’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Who shall roll the stone away?
Who shall break the seal?
Who can drive the clouds away?
Wounded hearts to heal?

Refrain

Only God can lift the weight
That keeps fast the glory gate!
Even now, Lord, while we pray,
Thou canst roll the stones away!

Who can lead the weary soul
To the Savior’s cross?
Who can make us joyfully
Count all else but loss?

Refrain

Who can banish unbelief,
As in prayer we bow?
Who can ope the silent lips?
God can—here and now!

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Who can cleanse our sins away,
By His precious blood?
Only One these things can do—
Christ, the Son of God!

Refrain

Who will come to Jesus now?
Now, this very hour?
He will save you willingly,
Keep you by His power.

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