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by Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

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

Up from the gave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His fores;
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!

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The Lamb

At the cross, I was bought and sold,
there my redemption paid.

The currency was blood
a debt I couldn’t pay.

and “Why,” you ask, “Would God
who made the universe agree
to shed one drop of royal blood
to save a wreck like me?

He saw not what I was
awash in sin and death
the mud caked in my coat
the stench of death, my breath

My Savior came
God’s plan to bring
He saw me as I’d be
just as if I’d never sinned
without blame before my King

Gifts He gives, both great and small
the blood is still the best
my Savior’s blood my soul redeemed
from Satan’s bony grasp

You may wonder why choose me
the beauty of God’s plan
is not just this lost sheep t’was saved
but all that come–each man

The door’s wide open, my sweet friend
eternity to gain
He’s the One who bears the marks
He’s the lamb t’was slain

(2003, revised 2016)

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