The place where the Lord lay

They tenderly lowered his form from the cross

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [They tenderly lowered His form from the cross]
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1 They tenderly lowered His form from the cross,
Which stood upon Calv’ry’s hill;
Each heart was dismayed as they tho’t of their loss,
The voice which they loved was still.

Come see the place where He lay,
Come see the place where He lay;
He is not here, He is risen,
Come see the place where He lay.

2 They gently and sadly did bear Him away,
And laid Him in Joseph’s tomb,
They knew not that soon, at the break of the day,
He’d rise from that place of gloom. [Refrain]

3 It seemed that their hopes were all buried with Him,
They trusted that He would save;
And now that their eyes with sore weeping were dim,
They saw not beyond the grave. [Refrain]

4 The stone which they tho’t they could never remove,
Was rolled from the open gate;
They bro’t their sweet spices, the emblems of love,
But lo! they were all too late. [Refrain]

5 For He whom they mourned is alive from the dead,
And never will die again;
And over the tomb a new light has been shed,
Since He in the grave has laid. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #7

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

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First Line: They tenderly lowered his form from the cross
Title: The place where the Lord lay
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: Come see the place where he lay


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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #7

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