Low in the grave they had buried Christ the Savior

Low in the grave they had buried Christ the Savior

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [Low in the grave they had buried Christ the Savior]
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1. 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.

Refrain
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.

2. 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. [Refrain]

3. 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. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7110

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

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First Line: Low in the grave they had buried Christ the Savior
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Refrain First Line: Wake, sweetest strains

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The Cyber Hymnal #7110
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