Come see the place where Jesus lay
Come see the place where Jesus lay. Thomas Kelly* (1769-1855).
First published in Kelly’s Hymns on Various Passages of Scripture (Dublin, 1804). It was referenced to ‘He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.’ – MATT. xxvii.6.’ Originally it began more dramatically:
He’s gone! See where His body lay, A pris’ner till th’ appointed day Releas’d from prison then: ‘Why seek the living with the dead?’ Remember what the Saviour said, That he should rise again.
A more decorous form of this stanza was printed in an altered form in the First Edition of A&M (1861):
Come see the place where Jesus lay, And hear angelic watchers say, ‘He lives, who once was slain: Why seek the living...
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