Great Songs of the Church-Low in the Grave He lay (He Arose!)

One of the best loved hymns for Resurrection Day, it was written by Robert Lowry in 1874.

1 Low in the grave He lay—
  Jesus my Savior!
Waiting the coming day—
  Jesus my Lord!

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!

2 Vainly they watch His bed—
  Jesus, my Savior!
Vainly they seal the dead—
  Jesus my Lord!

3 Death cannot keep his prey—
  Jesus, my Savior!
He tore the bars away—
  Jesus my Lord!     
lyrics from

He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!!


3 thoughts on “Great Songs of the Church-Low in the Grave He lay (He Arose!)

  1. Hi Marcia – I apologize because I don’t know for sure if anyone followed up with you after you left a comment on the Ruby for Women blog several months ago. We would like to invite you to join the Ruby Blogger Team as well as submit articles, recipes, poems, or book reviews for the Ruby magazine. Please contact me at and let me know if you might be interested in joining us again. Thanks so much, Nina @ Ruby for Women

  2. PS this is one of my most favorite hymns, too, and one of our projects in 2015 is to include an article about the history or background of one of the traditional Christian hymns . . . . so this might be a perfect way to jump back in to the Ruby for Women community! Nina

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