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The Tomb Is Empty Now

Adieu to every fear

Author: E. R Latta
Tune: [Adieu to every fear!]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Adieu to every fear!
The tomb is empty now!
Ye need not seek Him here!
The tomb is empty now!

He reigns, He reigns in Heav’n,
In Heav’n today, today;
A crown upon His brow!
His brow! The shadows flee,
The shadows flee away!
Away! The tomb is empty now!

2 In death He closed His eyes!
The tomb is empty now!
By faith I see Him rise!
The tomb is empty now! [Refrain]

3 Behold where He was laid!
The tomb is empty now!
Our debt of sin He paid!
The tomb is empty now! [Refrain]

4 In Him our hopes we place!
The tomb is empty now!
And we shall see His face!
The tomb is empty now! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8637

Author: E. R Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Adieu to every fear
Title: The Tomb Is Empty Now
Author: E. R Latta
Refrain First Line: He reigns, he reigns in heaven
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8637
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8637

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