An Easter Hymn: The rock was no longer in place

The rock was no long in place,

dark and still the morning came;

Mary’s weeping tear-stained face

filled with sad-ness and deep pain:

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

The Lord called Mary by name.

“Peace be with you,” Jesus is a-ris-en

said to doubting Thomas one

evening. “Touch-ing’s not for-bid-den,”

said the Sav-iour to him, “come.”

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

My Lord, my God, you have won!

Then he came and stood a-mong them,

they were filled with fear and doubt;

tak-ing a broil-ed fish, he then

ate. “Know now what I’m a-bout.”

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!

Christ is with us, sing and shout!

Text: Rev. Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson, Copyright (c) April 17, 2021

Based on: John 20:1-18-Gospel reading for Easter Day; John 20:19-31-Gospel reading for the 2nd Sunday of Easter; Luke 24:36b-48-the Gospel reading for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

Tune in public domain: Helmsley

About dimlamp
I am, among other things, a sojourner, a sinner-saint, a baptized, life-long learner and follower of Jesus, and Lutheran pastor. Dim Lamp: dimlamp.wordpress.com gwh photos: gwhphotos.wordpress.com

2 Responses to An Easter Hymn: The rock was no longer in place

  1. Leroy Seat says:

    Thanks, Garth, for sharing your newly written Easter Hymn. Unfortunately, I was not familiar with the Helmsley hymn tune, so I had trouble trying to sing it.

  2. dimlamp says:

    You’re welcome, and thank you for trying to sing it, even if you don’t know the hymn tune. You may have searched for the tune, but if you haven’t, try this link, where you can play a midi recording of it:https://hymnary.org/tune/helmsley

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