To the holy Saviour’s tomb, Hasted they at early dawn; Spice they brought and sweet perfume; But the Lord they loved had gone. Trembling while a crystal flood Issued from their weeping eyes, For a while they ling’ring stood, Filled with sorrow and surprise. But their sorrows quickly fled, When they heard his loving voice; Christ has risen from the dead! Now he bids all hearts rejoice! What a change his word can make, Changing darkness into day. Ye who weep for Jesus’ sake, He will wipe your tears away.
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- a text in English by John Newton (1725 - 1807), no title, London, W. Oliver, first published 1779
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Charles Dennée (1863 - 1946), "Easter Song", 1894?, published 1894, copyright © 1894 [voice and piano], Arthur P. Schmidt Co. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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