Him dead and buried we confess,
The storm our sins had raised t’ appease,
Three days and nights for us confined:
But lo, emerging from the grave,
He comes, a ransomed world to save,
He preaches life to all mankind!
O that we all his words might hear,
A greater far than Jonas fear,
And live and die, at his command!
Then shall the grave its prey restore,
Raised by his resurrection’s power,
And cast us on the heavenly land.
Selections from Charles Wesley’s Short Hymns on Select Passages of the Holy Scriptures (1762)
Compiled by Kevin W. Greene, West End Presbyterian Church Richmond, VA, www.wepc.org
Image by Alma Sheppard-Matsuo