The Conqueror of Death

Be glad, rejoice, Hope's golden light

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Be glad! Rejoice! Hope's golden light]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Be glad! rejoice! Hope’s golden light
Is rising with the dawn;
The gloom of death has taken flight,
Its terrors are withdrawn.

Behold the King, the glorious King,
The conqueror of death!
O make the whole creation ring!
The Lord has conquered death!

2 Be glad! rejoice! Behold the King!
Triumphant forth he comes,
The glory of his love to bring
Into our hearts and homes. [Refrain]

3 Both sin and death have heard their doom,
The stone is rolled away,
And shines a light within the tomb
Which dims the light of day. [Refrain]

4 Behold the King! The strife is o’er,
The Saviour lives again!
Be glad, and praise him more and more;
Rejoice, ye sons of men. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Summerland #150

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be glad, rejoice, Hope's golden light
Title: The Conqueror of Death
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Behold the King
Copyright: Public Domain



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Carols of Hope #173

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Songs of Summerland #150

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