Sunday, March 31, 2013

Death could not hold Him

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer;
One day the stone rolled away from the door.
Then He arose over death He had conquered;
Now He's ascended, my Lord evermore.
Death could not hold Him; the grave could not keep Him
From rising again.
 Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
Buried, He carried my sins far away.
Rising, He justified freely forever;
One day He's coming -- O glorious day!

He is risen!  Happy Easter everyone!

"Glorious Day" - J. Wilbur Chapman, John Mark Hall, Michael Bleecker


  1. Beautiful imagery, Jeanie. Blessed resurrection!

    1. Thanks; hope you've had a joyful celebration.

  2. I have fond memories of singing this hymn in church when I was a kid. I haven't heard it in a long time. It's a good one! :)

    1. I remember the original version very well too. It's now been reworked in an excellent contemporary version which is the one we sing at our church (and sang Sunday in fact). Here's a link to it (you'll have to paste it since I can't do links in my comments).


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