Up From the Grave He Arose

 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! 


Text and Music by Robert Lowry, 1826-1899 

About Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry (March 12, 1826 – 25 November 1899) was an American preacher who became a popular gospel music writer in the mid-to-late-19th century. His best-known hymns include “Shall We Gather at the River,” “Christ Arose!,” “How Can I Keep from Singing?” and “Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus.”