Scripture Verse

When Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven devils. And she went and told them that had been with Him, as they mourned and wept. Mark 16:9–10


Henry L. Gilmour

Words: L. Paul­ine Gil­mour, 1904.

Music: Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (🔊 pdf nwc).

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All nature is sleeping,
The world’s wrapped in death;
E’en the winds in their sighing
Have hushed their sad breath;
For the God who had made them
Lies still in death’s sleep,
And His heartbroken followers
Can but tremble and weep.


O sing it! O shout it!
This wondrous refrain,
Our Lord is triumphant,
The Lamb that was slain;
He the vict’ry has won
Over death and the grave,
Henceforth and forever
The mighty to save.

How sadly they gather
In darkness and gloom,
For He whom they loved
Is now locked in the tomb;
They wait in that chamber,
They know not for what,
How burdened their hearts are,
How hard seems their lot.


But hark! now while sitting
I silence and fears,
The sound of glad voices
Breaks forth on their ears;
’Tis the women whose love led
Them forth in the night,
And Jesus now bids them
To haste with the light.


He’s risen! He’s risen!
Hear the women’s glad cry;
He’s risen! He’s risen!
No more will He die;
Go forth, glad evangel,
Go forth in your might;
The Savior has called you,
O haste with the light.