Light Breaks Upon the Tomb

He fell, the Prince of glory fell

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [He fell, the Prince of Glory fell]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 He fell, the Prince of Glory fell
Beneath the mighty stroke of hell;
But when the strife was done,
And all the foe’s devices spent,
He grandly rose, their fetters rent,
And lasting triumph won.

Light breaks upon the tomb,
For Christ dispels its gloom;
O Christian, brush your tears away,
For Christ is ris’n today.

2 He knew the shadow of the tomb,
He knew its pain, its grief, its gloom,
For He was ’mong the dead;
But now its gloom is swept away,
And death and hell yield up their prey,
We follow as He led. [Refrain]

3 O mighty death, where is thy sting,
Since thou didst meet the heav’nly King,
Whom angels all adore?
Lo, He is monarch of the sky,
The glory of that realm on high,
Forever, evermore. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10299

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He fell, the Prince of glory fell
Title: Light Breaks Upon the Tomb
Author: William C. Martin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Light breaks upon the tomb
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10299
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