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It Was Early

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1 It was early Sunday morning,
Near the break of day,
When two angels came from heaven,
Rolled the stone away
From the tomb that held our Saviour,
So that He might rise,
That He might prepare us,
Mansions in the skies,
That He might prepare us
Mansions in the skies.

2 It was He Himself predicted
That He would be slain,
But upon the third day after
He would rise again;
And although by soldiers guarded,
Watching hour by hour,
He arose triumphant,
Son of God with pow'r.
He arose triumphant,
Son of God with pow'r.

3 He arose to justify us
From the guilt of sin,
And renew and sanctify us
And to help us win
Perfect vict'ry over Satan
And the yawning grave:
Let us trust His power,
He alone can save,
Let us trust His power,
He alone can save.

Source: His Fullness Songs #465

Author: Charles Price Jones

Charles Price Jones born December 9, 1865, near Rome, Georgia. He grew up in Kingston, Georgia, and attended the Baptist church. He was converted in 1884 while living in Cat Island, Arkansas. In 1885 he was called to the ministry and began preaching. In 1888 he attended Arkansas Baptist College and taught school in Grant County, Arkansas. He preached and pastored several Baptist churches. After asking God for a deeper experience of grace and fasting and praying for three days, Jones experienced a closeness with God, and in 1895, along with other Baptist holiness adherents, who taught that a second work of grace can cleanse the Christian of original sin. They started a holiness movement in the Baptist church, and he began teaching holiness i… Go to person page >

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First Line: It was early Sunday morning
Title: It Was Early
Author: Charles Price Jones
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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