At The Tomb

To the tomb where they laid him

Author: Knowles Shaw
Tune: [To the tomb where they laid Him]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 To the tomb where they laid Him,
At the dawn of the day,
Mary came with her spices,
There her homage to pay.
She had thought there to find Him,
In the cold, silent tomb,
And her heart filled with anguish,
When she knew He had gone.

"Mary! Mary!"
"Rabboni, oh, my Master!"
He is ris’n from the dead.
Hallelujah! hallelujah!
We will praise Him,
We will praise Him.
Hallelujah! hallelujah!
He is ris’n from the dead.

2 By His grave she stood weeping,
Filled with sorrow and gloom,
But she gazed on the angels,
In the midst of the tomb.
As she turned, a voice addressed her,
"Why this weeping, tell Me, pray?"
"Oh, where have you laid Him?
I will take Him away." [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8596

Author: Knowles Shaw

Knowles Shaw (1834-1878), a name familiar in many western households--was born near New London, in Morgan Township, Ohio, on the 13th of October, 1834. His mother's maiden name was Huldah Griffin, and by both of his parents he was of Scottish extraction. His early life was spent in Rush County, Indiana, where he first began to play the violin, furnishing the music for many a dance. While the ball was going on he was converted, ceasing to play in the middle of the piece he was performing. Very soon thereafter he entered the ministry of the Christian Church. On the 11th of January, 1855, he married Miss Martha Finley. Most of his time after entering the ministry was spent in the West and South, and on account of his wonderful vocal powers he… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To the tomb where they laid him
Title: At The Tomb
Author: Knowles Shaw
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah, hallelujah
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8596
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The Cyber Hymnal #8596

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