Scripture Verse

The first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared. Luke 24:1


The Holy Women at the Tomb
William Bouguereau

Words: An­on­y­mous, in The Sab­bath School Harp, se­cond ed­i­tion, by Lo­well Ma­son (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Mass­a­chu­setts Sab­bath School Soc­i­ety, 1837) pag­es 110–11.

Music: St. De­nio, Welsh tune, from Can­ai­dau y Cys­segr, by John Ro­berts, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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


Sweet spices they brought on their star-lighted way,
And came to the grave by the dawning of day.
But who will the stone from the sepulcher roll?
They said, as the tears from their weeping eyes stole.

The stone is removed, and the Savior is gone;
Oh, hail, ye disciples, this bright Sabbath morn.
Lift, lift your glad voices in triumph on high;
Your Master has risen, and ye shall not die.

May Christ now appear as to Mary He came,
And fill every bosom with piety’s flame.
Then Heaven’s bright glories we soon shall obtain,
Nor Sabbaths, so peaceful, be useless and vain.