Roll the stone away

Jesus was standing beside a grave

Author: Ora Samuel Gray
Tune: [Jesus was standing beside a grave]
Published in 11 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Jesus was standing beside a grave,
Weeping, but knowing His power to save;
Take ye away now the stone from the door,
And Christ will His power display.

They rolled the stone away,
For Christ was there that day,
And called upon a man to leave the darkened grave.
We’ll roll the stone away,
For He is here today,
And waits to show His mighty power,
His power to save.

2. Jesus is speaking to you in song,
Asking why you have delayed so long?
While men are lying in grave-clothes of sin,
For whom Jesus died on the cross. [Refrain]

3. Jesus is standing by hearts of sin,
Knocking and saying, Let Me come in.
Rouse, then, ye sleeper, and open the door,
For Jesus has power to save. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5841

Author: Ora Samuel Gray

Born: November 7, 1875. Died: June 25, 1920. Gray was a Methodist Episcopal minister. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus was standing beside a grave
Title: Roll the stone away
Author: Ora Samuel Gray
Refrain First Line: They rolled the stone away
Copyright: Public Domain



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