Mary to Her Savior's Tomb

Mary to the Savior's tomb

Author: John Newton
Tune: MARTYN
Published in 250 hymnals

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1. Mary to her Savior’s tomb
Hasted at the early dawn;
Spice she brought, and sweet perfume,
But the Lord, the Loved, was gone.

2. For awhile she weeping stood,
Struck with sorrow and surprise;
Shedding tears, a plenteous flood,
For her heart supplied her eyes.

3. Jesus, who is always near,
Though too often unperceived
Came, His drooping child to cheer,
And inquired, Why she grieved?

4. Though at first she knew Him not,
When He called her by her name,
Then her griefs were all forgot,
For she found He was the same.

5. Grief and sighing quickly fled
When she heard His welcome voice;
Just before she thought Him dead,
Now He bids her heart rejoice:

6. What a change His Word can make,
Turning darkness into day!
You who weep for Jesus’ sake;
He will wipe your tears away.

7. He who came to comfort her,
When she thought her all was lost;
Will for your relief appear,
Though you now are tempest-tossed:

8. On His Word your burden cast,
On His love your thoughts employ;
Weeping for awhile may last,
But the morning brings the joy.

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Mary to the Savior's tomb
Title: Mary to Her Savior's Tomb
Author: John Newton
Meter: 7.7.7.7
Source: Olney Hymns (London: W. Oliver, 1779), number 117
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tune: GOTT SEI DANK, Johann A. Freylinghausen, 1704
Copyright: Public Domain

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