¡Cristo la tumba venció!

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Translator: George Paul Simmonds

Used pseudonyms G Paul S., J. Paul Simon, and J. Pablo Símon  Go to person page >

Author: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at West Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: La tumba le encerró
Title: ¡Cristo la tumba venció!
English Title: Low in the grave he lay
Translator: George Paul Simmonds
Author: Robert Lowry (1874)
Meter: with refrain
Language: Spanish
Refrain First Line: Cristo la tumba venció
Copyright: © 1967, renovado, George P. Simmonds



The gospel tune CHRIST AROSE captures well the drama of Christ's resurrection with the ascending ("rocket") figures in the refrain. Undoubtedly, the refrain line has greatly enhanced this hymn's popularity. Sing in harmony with crisp rhythms and marcato accompaniment on the refrain. After the final…

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