Scripture Verse

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 1 Corinthians 15:55


Salathiel C. Kirk (1845–1913)

Words: Sa­la­thi­el C. Kirk, 1906. Pub­lished in The Bi­ble School Hym­nal (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1907), num­ber 221.

Music: Grant C. Tul­lar (🔊 pdf nwc).

Grant C. Tullar (1869–1950)


O Thou Lamb of Cal­va­ry,
Thy tri­um­phant day is come!
Day of glo­ri­ous vic­to­ry,
Over the boast­ing tomb!
All the shame and ago­ny
Of the cru­el cross He bore;
Died the Man of Ga­li­lee,
But rose the Con­quer­or!


O death, where is thy sting?
O grave, thy vic­to­ry?
The ris­en Lord, the Sav­ior-King,
Has con­quered death for me.

All in vain the wards of death
Guard the sto­ny te­ne­ment;
But a whis­per, yea, a breath,
Lo! its bars are rent!
Where is now the taunt­ing reed,
And the crown of thorns He wore?
Ye have made a king, in­deed,
And crowned a con­quer­or!


O the glo­ri­ous vic­to­ry!
Jesus slain awakes again,
Triumphs ov­er Cal­va­ry,
And the wiles of men!
Jesus now the ris­en King
Is alive for­ev­er­more!
Earth and Hea­ven tri­bute sing—
And hail Him Con­quer­or!