by Thomas Scott (1705 - 1775)

Angels, roll the rock away
Language: English 
And the angel said unto them:
["]Fear not ye, for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
He is not here, for He is risen, as He said,
He is risen, as He said[.]"

Angels, roll the rock away,
Death yield up the mighty prey;
See, the Savior quit the tomb
Glowing with immortal bloom.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Christ the Lord, is ris'n today,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Christ the Lord, is ris'n today!

When the Lord lay in the tomb,
And the Earth was veiled in gloom,
Choirs unseen by mortal eyes,
Chanted softly in the skies,

["]Alleluia, Alleluia, Christ the Lord, is ris'n today,
Christ the Lord, is ris'n today[.]"

Shout ye seraphs angels, raise
Your eternal song of praise,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Christ the Lord, is ris'n today.
Let the earth's remotest bound
Echo to the blissful sound,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Christ the Lord, is ris'n today.
Alleluia...

Text adapted from the hymn "Angels, roll the rock away" by Thomas Scott with several alterations, and additional material from biblical sources. See different version of the original hymn text here: http://www1.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Angels,_roll_the_rock_away


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This text was added to the website: 2020-05-21
Line count: 23
Word count: 148