a Negro Spiritual

 

He Arose

 

Intro               (like the last 3 lines of the Chorus, below)

 

Chorus          He ‘rose.  (He ‘rose.)  He ‘rose.  (He ‘rose.)

He ‘rose from the dead.

He ‘rose.  (He ‘rose.)  He ‘rose.  (He ‘rose.)

He ‘rose from the dead.

He ‘rose.  (He ‘rose.) He ‘rose.  (He ‘rose.)

He ‘rose from the dead,

And the Lord will bear my spirit home.

 

Verse 1          They crucified my Savior and nailed Him to the cross.

They crucified my Savior and nailed Him to the cross.

They crucified my Savior and nailed Him to the cross,

And the Lord will bear my spirit home.

 

Verse 2          (And) Joseph begged His body and laid it in the tomb.

(And) Joseph begged His body and laid it in the tomb.

(And) Joseph begged His body and laid it in the tomb,

And the Lord will bear my spirit home.

 

Chorus

 

Verse 3          (Sister) Mary, she came running, a-looking for my Lord.

(Sister) Mary, she came running, a-looking for my Lord.

(Sister) Mary, she came running, a-looking for my Lord,

And the Lord will bear my spirit home.

 

Verse 4          An angel came from heaven and rolled the stone away.

                        An angel came from heaven and rolled the stone away.

                        An angel came from heaven and rolled the stone away,

And the Lord will bear my spirit home.

 

Chorus          (END)