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Low in the Grave He Lay
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Robert Lowry


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Low in the grave he lay, Jesus my Savior,
waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!
Up from the grave he arose;
with a mighty triumph o'er his foes;
he arose a victor from the dark domain,
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!
 
Vainly they watch his bed, Jesus my Savior,
vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!
Up from the grave he arose;
with a mighty triumph o'er his foes;
he arose a victor from the dark domain,
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!
 
Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my Savior;
he tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!
Up from the grave he arose;
with a mighty triumph o'er his foes;
he arose a victor from the dark domain,
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign. 
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

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Robert Lowry (1826 – 1899) was an American professor, composer, and Baptist minister. Born in Pennsylvania, Robert displayed an aptitude for music, and an appreciation for humor, at an early age. He wrote the music and lyrics to some 500 hymns, including this one, “Shall We Gather at the River,” “I Need Thee,” and “Nothing But the Blood.” A gifted and inspiring speaker, Robert felt his sermons were far superlative to his hymns, yet it is the latter we continue to enjoy and cherish 100+ years after his death.

 

 


Post New Comment:
paradea:
What a gift Jesus gave us...what a gift this hymn is! Happy Easter!
Posted 04/20/2014 09:10 AM
Sherry:
Thank you for this, Jayne. The Perfect Day.
Posted 04/20/2014 08:15 AM
KevinArnold:
I'd never heard of Lowry, but “Shall We Gather at the River" is one of my favorite hymns. The refrain of this poem reminds me slightly of my children's excitement of Mary Poppins. "Her come down," they'd say. "Her come down."
Posted 04/19/2014 11:22 PM


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