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Posted:  13 Feb 2010 23:14
I'm looking for the complete lyrics to this song.  I've heard the title by different names, including: When the stone was rolled away, The Joseph song and At sunrise, the Son rose. I can't make out all of the lyrics, but the chorus is similar to these lines:

When the stone rolled away, the Rock of Ages walked out
The Lily bloomed in all His glory so fair
At sunrise, the Son rose in glory and power
And some day we shall meet Him in the air

also any information as to who might sing it.  i've seen it on youtube, and it is absolutely beautiful, but i cant make out all the lyrics.  any help is greatly appreciated. it would make a wonderful Easter song....thanks, debbie
Posted:  26 Mar 2010 17:54
Joseph went to Pilot to beg for the body of a man that so many despised.
It was a cold still form they carried from the mountain to the tomb where they laid him inside.

The chief priest came to Pilot saying, "sir, we remember, that deceiver said in three days He would rise." Pilot said, "go seal the tomb, and make it sure as you can!" But all the guards could not hold Him inside.

When the stone rolled away, the Rock of Ages walked out
The Lily bloomed in all His glory so fair
At sunrise, the Son rose in glory and power
And one day we shall meet Him in the air

We have hope not only in this life uncertain for Jesus promised that one day we'll live again. That's the hope that we cherish, though this body may perish. And glorified we will rise to live with Him.

Chorus again...

I believe the Perry's made this song popular.
J. Martin
Posted:  27 Mar 2010 23:55
thanks so much !  just in time for an Easter song.
                                                thanks again, debbie
Posted:  03 Apr 2010 00:45
thanks again, I also was looking for this song a few weeks ago and could find it. Thanks for posting,,just in time.
Posted:  23 Aug 2013 18:18
THE ROCK OF AGES (by The Perry’s)
Joseph went to Pilate to beg for the body of a man that so many despised
It was a cold still form they carried from the mountain
To the tomb where they laid Him inside
When the Chief Priest came to Pilate, saying “Sir do you remember
The deceiver said in three days He would rise”
Pilate said “go to the tomb and make it sure as you can”
But all his guards could not hold Him inside
(CHORUS):
When the stone rolled away, the Rock of Ages walked out
The Lily bloomed in all His glory so fair
At sunrise the Son rose, in victory and power
And one day we will rise to meet Him in the air
We have hope not only in this life uncertain
For Jesus promised that one day we’ll live again
That’s the hope that we cherish, though this body will perish
Glorified, we will rise to live with Him.
(REPEAT CHORUS)
Posted:  23 Aug 2013 18:46
The Perrys - "The Rock of Ages" - 1993
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZe2RZ2qs6A
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