Scripture Verse

The graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after His resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Matthew 27:52–53

Introduction

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Leslie G. Park
1884–1940

Words: Les­lie G. Park, in the Song Crown, by Aus­tin Tay­lor et al. (Aus­tin, Tex­as: Firm Foun­da­tion Pub­lish­ing, 1912), num­ber 15.

Music: Pat­ta­ya Les­lie G. Park, 1912 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Crucifixion
Ernst Hildebrand
1833–1924

Lyrics

When Christ the Son of God was slain,
Upon that awful day,
The temple’s veil was rent in twain,
The sunlight fled away.

Refrain

The debt He paid for you and me
The cross He meekly bore;
But now from pain and sorrow free,
He reigns forevermore.

With thorns upon His bleeding brow,
He goes to Calvary,
To death His humble soul did bow
To set the captives free.

Refrain

The earth did quake, the saints arose
Who slept beneath the sod;
The Roman captain cried aloud,
This was the Son of God.

Refrain