The angel of the Lord descended from Heaven, and came and rolled back the stone.@Matthew 28:2
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Theodore E. Perkins (1831-1912)

Lydia O. Baxter, in Sabbath Carols (New York: Brown & Perkins, 1868), number 12.

Babler Theodore E. Perkins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lydia O. Baxter (1809-1874)

We’re happy, dear Savior, and shall we not sing,
A song of thanksgiving to Jesus our king?
We sought for His presence thro’ sorrow’s dark way,
And angels of glory the stone rolled away.

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We’re happy in Jesus, we’re happy today,
For angels of glory the stone rolled away.

The grave could not hold Him, on pinions of love
The bright seraphs bore Him in triumph above;
A conquering Savior Heav’n crowned Him that day,
For angels of glory the stone rolled way.

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Rejoicing in Jesus, our union is sweet;
As heirs of His kingdom each other we greet;
Together we love Him, together we pray,
For angels of glory the stone rolled away.

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We’ll sing of salvation through Jesus the Lamb,
’Till we on Mount Zion before Him shall stand;
Forever with Jesus, forever to stay,
For angels of glory the stone rolled away.

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