Pain and toil are over nowAuthor: Cecil Frances Alexander
Published in 13 hymnals
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1 Pain and toil are over now;
Bring the spice and bring the myrrh,
Fold the limb and bind the brow,
In the rich man's sepulchre.
2 Sin has bruised the Victor's heel,
Roll the stone and guard it well;
Bring the Roman's boasted seal,
Bring his boldest sentinel.
3 yet the morning's purple ray
Shall present a glorious sight,
Stone by earthquake roll'd away,
Angel guards all robed in white.
Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #91
Cecil F. Alexander, née Humphreys. [Easter Eve.] Published in her Verses for Holy Seasons, &c, 1846, p. 59, in 6 st. of 6 1., and headed " Easter Even. ‘And laid it in his own new tomb.' St. Matt, xxvii. 60." In common use it is commonly abbreviated, one form being that in the American Protestant Episcopal Church Hymnal, 1871, where st. i., ii. and iv., are altered, and the two closing lines of each stanza are omitted. These alterations and omissions have gone far towards utterly spoiling the hymn.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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