Christ was buried but rose again from death, setting a pattern which all His children will follow!

BibleGateway: John 19:38-20:9

ESV Text: John 19:38-20:9

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 5:14 and ends at about 6:13

     38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. 39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. 40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. 41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. 42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.(KJV)

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:12

     1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. 3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. 4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. 5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. 6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, 7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. 8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. 9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 204:
Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain

— Organ Audio

1. Come, ye faithful, raise the strain 
Of triumphant gladness; 
God hath brought His Israel 
Into joy from sadness. 
‘Tis the spring of souls today: 
Christ hath burst His prison 
And from three days’ sleep in death 
As a sun hath risen. 

2. All the winter of our sins, 
Long and dark, is flying 
From His light, to whom we give 
Laud and praise undying. 
Neither could the gates of death 
Nor the tomb’s dark portal 
Nor the watchers nor the seal 
Hold Thee as a mortal. 

3. But today amidst Thine own 
Thou didst stand, bestowing 
That Thy peace which evermore 
Passeth human knowing. 
Come, ye faithful, raise the strain 
Of triumphant gladness; 
God hath brought His Israel 
Into joy from sadness.