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Christ hath left the dismal tomb

Christ hath left the dismal tomb

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

Christ hath left the dismal tomb;--
Glory, Glory, He is risen;
Like a cloud hath passed the gloom,
As a dream, the prison.

From the Cross they bore Him there,
Torn and bleeding, and they wound Him
In soft linen white and fair,
And sweet fragrance round Him.

Christ hath left the dismal tomb;--
Glory, glory, death is lying
In the everlasting gloom,
From the conflict dying.

And His weeping followers came
From their hiding, and they sought Him,
Whither loving hands, in shame,
Sad and sorrowing, brought Him.

Christ hath left the dismal tomb;--
Glory, glory, He is risen;
Death has heard the voice of doom
In the empty prison.

And they sought the living there;
Weeping eyes, the morn is waking;
With the light give wings to care,
Night and death forsaking.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ hath left the dismal tomb
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English