Moonlight in Glory
DESCRIPTION: "Moonlight/ sunlight/starlight in glory" (3x). "Jesus, he's risen from the dead" "Death where is your stinger" (3x). "Jesus, he's risen from the dead"
EARLIEST DATE: 1964 (USSeaIsland01)
KEYWORDS: death religious nonballad Bible Jesus
FOUND IN: US(SE)
Moving Star Hall Singers, "Moonlight in Glory" (on USSeaIsland01)
NOTES [141 words]: Matthew 28.6: "... he is risen"; Mark 16.6: "... he is risen ..."; Luke 24.6: "He is not here, but is risen" [King James].
I Corinthians 15.55-57: "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" [King James].
The current description is based on the USSeaIsland01 text. - BS
The passage about death's sting ultimately derives from Hosea 13:14. However, the King James Version translates the passage in a way quite unlike this song, so the source is surely, as Ben indicates, the passage in 1 Corinthians, which is in turn derived from the LXX Greek translation of Hosea rather than the Hebrew. In other words, there was a whole lot of mistranslating going on in the text in Corinthians. - RBW
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