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O'er the holy city slumbering

O'er the holy city slumbering

Author: Marian Froelich
Tune: [O'er the holy city slumbering]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1. O’er the holy city slumbering
Night her sable wings yet spread,
But the hours their slow march numbering,
See the life among the dead.
Seraph hands turned back the portal,
Oped the dark and rock-bound grave,
And the Victor robed immortal,
Stood revealed the world to save.

Hail the Victor! He has conquered,
Death is fettered, He is free;
Resurrection after dying,
Easter after Calvary!

2. From the hill of death and anguish,
May we to the garden turn;
There we see the Sufferer languish,
Here Jehovah’s power we learn.
There the sun in darkness hiding,
Veiled her face before that sight;
Now as King of Heav’n abiding,
Dwells He as its sun and light. [Refrain]

3. Now no more are thorns His crowning,
Glory sits upon His brow,
And reviling stripes and frowning,
Perish in His triumph now.
Death the king He has subjected,
Satan lies beneath His heel,
O’er them see the Cross erected,
Love’s eternal bond and seal. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1295

Author: Marian Froelich

Marian (or Marion) Froelich, 19th Century, was apparently the wife of organist and composer Gideon Froelich. Lyrics-- At Je­sus’ Feet Bring on the Vol­un­teers Cedars and the Pines, The Child of Beth­le­hem, The Christmas Morning Christmas Mu­sic Dare Ye to Stand? Day Is Break­ing, The Easter Af­ter Cal­va­ry Happy Greet­ings Bring­ing Glorious Re­sur­rect­ion Glory to Beth­le­hem God of the Sea­sons Good Ship Zi­on, The Kings of the Or­i­ent Led, Safe­ly Led Nature’s God, Cre­at­or Wise Old New Song, The Our Sab­bath School Press On and Ne­ver Fear Sail Not With­out the Mas­ter Send Out the Life-L… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O'er the holy city slumbering
Author: Marian Froelich
Refrain First Line: Hail the Victor, he has conquered


The Cyber Hymnal #1295
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