The Sepulchre Was Empty The Women Stood

The sepulchre was empty,
The women stood without,
Their hearts were filled with sorrow,
With wonder, fear and doubt
They came with fragrant spices
That blessed Easter day,
They said, “The stone is heavy,
Who’ll roll the rock away?”

“Fear not,” the angels whispered,
“May peace your spirits cheer,
The Lord you love is risen,
Your Master is not here;
Go tell all His disciples
Their Saviour lives again,
Who for the sins of many
On Calvary was slain.”

Sometimes life’s heavy crosses
Seem more than we can bear,
Sometimes our footsteps falter
Beneath the load of care,
When trials overtake us,
Let us look up and pray,
No cross will be too heavy
For Christ to roll away.