Scripture Verse

Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where He was laid. Mark 15:47

Introduction

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The Entombment of Christ
Sisto Badalocchio
1585–1619

Words: I. Gre­go­ry Smith, A Hymn Book for the Ser­vice of the Church, and for Pri­vate Read­ing, se­cond ed­i­tion (Lon­don: Par­ker, 1855).

Music: Ho­ly Se­pul­chre Ed­ward H. Thorne, 1862. Ap­peared in Psalms and Hymns, by Mor­rell & How, 1863 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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I. Gregory Smith
1826–1920

Lyrics

By Jesus’ grave on either hand,
While night is brooding o’er the land,
The sad and silent mourners stand.

At last the weary life is o’er,
The agony and conflict sore
Of Him who all our sufferings bore.

Deep in the rock’s sepulchral shade
The Lord, by whom the worlds were made,
The Savior of mankind, is laid.

O hearts bereaved and sore distressed,
Here is for you a place of rest;
Here leave your grief on Jesus’ breast.