A Favorite Easter Hymn

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A Favorite Easter Hymn

Our oldest daughter came out of the womb singing and fortunately, she could carry a tune. When she was a little girl, she would quickly pick up on the songs of the season and wear them out by the time the next holiday rolled around. One of her favorite Easter songs was called “Low in the Grave He Lay”. It isn’t sung as much now, but still is one of my favorites.
Whenever we hear this old hymn, we have to smile because of the childish twist that our daughter did with the first line of the chorus which is written, “Up from the grave he arose with a mighty triumph o’er his foes”. With arms reaching wide and a voice raised to heaven, she would sing, “Up from the grove he arose with a mighty triumph over his toes”! We loved it then and still do because no matter how you sing it, He is Risen!!
Maybe you have a story of a childish twist on a timeless truth that you could share with us. We’d love to hear some of your kids’ take on things we take for granted in our homes and church.
Low in the Grave He Lay
Robert Lowry 1874
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!
Vainly they watch his bed, Jesus my Savior,
vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!
Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my Savior;
he tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!
Originally published in 2010.

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