Though The Tomb Essayed To Hold Him


Tho’ the tomb essayed to hold him in its dark embrace,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives!
In the morning, in the garden, Mary met him face to face,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives!

Refrain:
Hallelujah! hallelujah!
We will tell the blessed tidings o’er and o’er;
Hallelujah! hallelujah!
Jesus lives for evermore!

Jesus Christ, the Saviour, liveth in my heart today,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives!
Since his pard’ning pow’r has reached me, I’ve been singing all the way,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives! [Refrain]

Ev’ry one who seeks salvation will this grace receive,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives!
If on Christ, the risen Saviour, in their hearts they will believe,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives! [Refrain]

By and by we’ll meet this Jesus, when he claims his own,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives!
And our crowns of vict’ry wearying, we will sing around the throne,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives! [Refrain]