“He Arose from the Dead”


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)


  • Willie & Minder Coleman, "He Rose" (AFS 5089 A1, 1941)
  • Fisk Jubilee Singers, "He Arose" (on Fisk01)
  • Blind Lemon Jefferson, "He Arose from the Dead" (Paramount 12585 [as Deacon L. J. Bates], 1927/Herwin 93004, 1929; on Jefferson01, JeffersonCD01)
  • Rev. D. C. Rice & congregation "He Arose Them from the Dead" (Vocalion 1520, 1930)
  • Congregation of the Wesley Methodist Church, "He Rose From The Dead" [fragment] (JohnsIsland1)
  • Rev. S. J. "Steamboat Bill" Worell, "He 'Rose From the Dead" (Vocalion 1089, 1927)
  • Unidentified church parishioners, "Moaning" (AFS 4767 A1, 1941)


Author: Unknown
Earliest date: 1883 ("The Story of the Jubliee Singers; with their songs")
Found in: US(So, SE)