Woman, Weeping in the Garden

Woman, weeping in the garden

Author: Dan Damon (1991)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Woman, weeping in the garden,
who has pushed the stone aside?
Who has taken Jesus' body;
Jesus Christ, the crucified?

2 Woman, waiting in the garden,
after men have come and gone;
after angels give their witness,
silently you watch the dawn.

3 Woman, walking in the garden,
Jesus takes you by surprise;
when the gardener call you, "Mary!"
faith and joy meet in your eyes.

4 Woman weeping in the garden,
weeping for joy, for you have seen
Jesus, the Messiah, risen;
Christ, of whom the prophets dream.

5 Woman, dancing from the garden,
find the others and proclaim
Christ is risen as he promised;
tell the world he knew your name!

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Author: Dan Damon

Daniel Charles Damon (b. 1955) is an internationally published writer of hymn texts and tunes and is Associate Editor of Hymnody for Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, Illinois. Damon is also a jazz pianist and has played in many hotels and clubs in the San Francisco Bay area. He holds degrees from Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois (BME, 1977) and Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California (MDiv, 1987). He is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church in the San Francisco Bay area and a life member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Several single-author collections of Damon's hymns have been published: Faith Will Sing (Carol Stream, 1993), The Sound of Welcome (Carol Stream, 1998), To the Thirsty… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Woman, weeping in the garden
Title: Woman, Weeping in the Garden
Author: Dan Damon (1991)
Publication Date: 1995
Copyright: © 1992 Hope Publishing Co.



KINGDOM features a gentle melodic contour and subtle changes in rhythmic structure (that soften the trochaic meter of the text. Sing this tune in harmony and in two long lines. This communion hymn can be framed by the equally meditative "Alleluia" (see 640). Good singers may improvise additional par…

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