“He Arose from the Dead”

Author: Unknown
Earliest date: 1883 ("The Story of the Jubliee Singers; with their songs")
Keywords: execution resurrection death burial Bible religious Jesus
Found in: US(So, SE)


Story of the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. He tells his disciples to meet him in Galilee; he is crucified; Mary comes running to see him, the angels roll away the stone, and he arises from the dead


The common version of this may have been adapted by Blind Lemon Jefferson, but it appears to be older. - (PJS, RBW)