Jesus’ resurrection turns our tears to joy!

BibleGateway: John 20:10-18

ESV Text: John 20:10-18

John 20:10–18 (Listen)

10 Then the disciples went back to their homes.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14 Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic,1 “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her.

Footnotes

[1] 20:16 Or Hebrew

(ESV)


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:3 and ends at about 2:29

10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

     11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, 12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. 14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. 16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. 17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. 18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 200 (LSB 461):
I Know that my Redeemer Lives

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. I know that my Redeemer lives; 
What comfort this sweet sentence gives! 
He lives, He lives, who once was dead; 
He lives, my ever-living Head. 

2. He lives triumphant from the grave, 
He lives eternally to save, 
He lives all-glorious in the sky, 
He lives exalted there on high. 

3. He lives to bless me with His love, 
He lives to plead for me above. 
He lives my hungry soul to feed, 
He lives to help in time of need. 

4. He lives to grant me rich supply, 
He lives to guide me with His eye, 
He lives to comfort me when faint, 
He lives to hear my soul’s complaint. 

5. He lives to silence all my fears, 
He lives to wipe away my tears 
He lives to calm my troubled heart, 
He lives all blessings to impart. 

6. He lives, my kind, wise, heavenly Friend, 
He lives and loves me to the end; 
He lives, and while He lives, I’ll sing; 
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King. 

7. He lives and grants me daily breath; 
He lives, and I shall conquer death: 
He lives my mansion to prepare; 
He lives to bring me safely there. 

8. He lives, all glory to His name! 
He lives, my Jesus, still the same. 
Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives, 
“I know that my Redeemer lives!” 


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