This hymn was written in 1874 as Robert Lowry was preparing his Easter sermon. It is a dramatic song that takes us to the tomb and paints a picture of the Resurrection for us to see as well as sing.
He wrote many hymns and once said, “My brain is sort of a spinning machine, for there is music running through it all the time”.
I think that is my brain sometime!!
Low in the Grave He Lay
Low in the grave He lay, Jesus, my Savior, Waiting the coming day, Jesus, my Lord!
- Refrain: Up from the grave He arose, With a mighty triumph o’er His foes, He arose a Victor from the dark domain, And He lives forever, with His saints to reign. He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!
Vainly they watch His bed, Jesus, my Savior; Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus, my Lord!
Death cannot keep his Prey, Jesus, my Savior; He tore the bars away, Jesus, my Lord!