Scripture Verse

Joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5


Words: Grant C. Tul­lar, 1905. Pub­lished in The Bi­ble School Hym­nal (New York: Tullar-Me­re­dith, 1907), num­ber 222.

Music: Jo­seph W. Ler­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ler­man (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Grant C. Tullar (1869–1950)


The day was dark, and all
Seemed lost when to the tomb
They bore the form of Christ the cru­ci­fied.
Loved ones hoped that He would reign—
But their hopes were all in vain,
For they saw Him as upon the cross He died.


But there dawned a re­sur­rect­ion morn so fair,
When the Sav­ior rose from out the tomb;
For the an­gels came and rolled the stone away,
And today is ban­ished all earth’s gloom.

The stone be­fore the door
Was set and firm­ly sealed—
A guard was placed to watch by night and day,
For they feared that from the dead
He would rise as He had said,
Or per­chance His own would spi­rit Him away.


Oh, sad and lone­ly ones to­day,
Look up! re­joice!
The emp­ty tomb with prais­es may re­sound,
Over mountain, hill and plain,
Let there ring the glad re­frain,
Bringing hope and cheer wher­ev­er man is found.


Herbert G. Schmalz (1856–1935)