Scripture Verse

They went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting a guard. Matthew 27:66


Isaac H. Meredith (1872–1962)

Words: Grant C. Tul­lar, Sun­day School Hymns No. 1 (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1903), num­ber 269.

Music: Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc).

Grant C. Tullar (1869–1950)


Low in the grave
They had bur­ied Christ the Sav­ior;
Dark was the night
Round the si­lent guard­ed tomb,
But with the dawn
Came a glow of heav’n­ly splen­dor
Glory filled the earth dis­pell­ing gloom.


Wake, sweet­est strains of mu­sic!
Telling out the sto­ry
How from death the Sav­ior rose
To live for­ev­er­more.
Wake, sweetest strains of mu­sic!
Drive away all sad­ness
Let your an­thems ring from shore to shore.

Close to the tomb
Were the sol­diers vi­gil keep­ing,
When from above
Came a form of dazz­ling light,
Then He arose
From the grave a mighty vic­tor
Angels wel­comed Him in robes of white.


Joy to the world,
Let this day be filled with glad­ness—
Wake sweet­est strains
Join this hap­py East­er song,
Peace shall abide,
For the grave has lost its ter­ror
Christ is ris­en—let His praise pro­long.