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What heavy stone You cannot roll from off the prisoned, suffering soul! Alleluia! (Johann Heermann)

BibleGateway: Mark 16:1-8

ESV Text: Mark 16:1-8

KJV Text:

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     1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. 3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? 4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. 5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. 6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. 7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. 8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 208:
Ye Sons and Daughters of the King

— Organ Audio

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1. Ye sons and daughters of the King, 
Whom heavenly hosts in glory sing, 
Today the grave hath lost its sting: 

2. On that first morning of the week, 
Before the day began to break, 
The Marys went their Lord to seek: 

3. An angel bade their sorrow flee, 
For thus he spake unto the three: 
“Your Lord is gone to Galilee”: 

4. That night the Apostles met in fear, 
Amidst them came their Lord most dear 
And said: “Peace be unto you here”: 

5. When Thomas afterwards had heard 
That Jesus had fulfilled His word, 
He doubted if it were the Lord: 

6. “Thomas, behold My side,” saith He, 
“My hands, My feet, My body, see; 
“And doubt not, but believe in Me”: 

7. No longer Thomas then denied; 
He saw the feet, the hands, the side; 
“Thou art my Lord and God,” he cried: 

8. Blessed are they that have not seen 
And yet whose faith hath constant been, 
In Life eternal they shall reign: 

9. On this most holy day of days 
To God your hearts and voices raise 
In laud and jubilee and praise: 

10. And we with holy Church unite, 
As evermore is just and right, 
In glory to the King of light: