Scripture Verse

When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulcher. Matthew 27:59–60

Introduction

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Christian I. Latrobe
(1758–1836)

Words: Chris­tian La­trobe (1758–1836) and John Worth­ing­ton (1725–1790).

Music: Gre­gor’s 45th Metre (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Worth­ing­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Weep, Zion, weep, in death’s deep sleep
Your king His head has bowèd;
Closèd are those lips, whence late
Truth and mercy flowèd.

In strains of woe our songs shall flow;
What love is here displayèd;
See God’s dear and only Son
To a tomb conveyèd.

Yet, O rejoice with heart and voice,
Soon will He rise most glorious;
And at the right hand of God
Seat Himself victorious.