1 If ye then with Christ be risen,
Seek those things above;
Let His glory shine around thee,
Showing forth His love.
Once upon the cross He suffered—
Gave His life a ransom free—
Yet the grave could not retain Him,
And He lives eternally.
If ye then be risen with the King of love,
Look not to the things that perish,
Seek those things above.
2 If ye then with Christ be risen,
And the vict’ry won,
Let your tho’ts on Him be centered
Till the race is run;
Let no anxious tho’t perplex thee,
Or temptation still dismay—
Think whene’er the clouds surround thee,
Soon shall dawn a brighter day. [Refrain]
3 If ye then with Christ be risen,
Let thy soul rejoice;
Let continual praise be sounding,
With glad heart and voice.
He who died to be your Saviour
Rose again to be your King;
If ye then with Him be risen,
Let your joyous praises ring. [Refrain]
Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry.
As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >