5792. Resting from His Work Today

1. Resting from His work today
In the tomb the Savior lay;
Still He slept, from head to feet
Shrouded in the winding sheet,
Lying in the rock alone,
Hidden by the sealèd stone.

2. Late at even there was seen
Watching long the Magdalene;
Early, ere the break of day,
Sorrowful she took her way
To the holy garden glade,
Where her buried Lord was laid.

3. So with Thee, till life shall end,
I would solemn vigil spend:
Let me hew Thee, Lord, a shrine
In this rocky heart of mine,
Where in pure embalmèd cell,
None but Thou may ever dwell.

4. Myrrh and spices will I bring,
True affection’s offering;
Close the doors from sight and sound
Of the busy world around;
And in patient watch remain
Till my Lord appear again.

Text Information
First Line: Resting from His work today
Title: Resting from His Work Today
Author: Thomas Whytehead (1842)
Meter: 77.77.77
Language: English
Source: Poems, 1842
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Whytehead's original, longer hymn is titled "Sabbath of the Saints of Old."
Tune Information
Name: REDHEAD
Composer: Richard Redhead (1853)
Meter: 77.77.77
Incipit: 11234 43112 32211
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Church Hymn Tunes, An­cient and Mo­dern (Lon­don: 1853)
Copyright: Public Domain



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