Roll Back The Stone (Song)

by Nick Perrin 

7 to 13 yrs  -  KS2, KS3  -  harmony and counterpoint  -  (1m 50s)

Download contains:  Piano-vocal score, lyric sheet, mp3 demo & backing tracks


Theme  -  Easter, resurrection, hope, new life


Content  -  A song about the hope that Jesus’ resurrection brings, as the stone is rolled away from the empty tomb. The seed of new life has been sown, promising lasting peace and freedom.  The song declares that faith can move mountains and roll back the 'stone' that - as it is implied - still needs to be rolled back in our lives today.  Very effective harmony/counterpoint parts make this ideal as a piece for junior choir.


Lyrics sample

Mary (or group)

Hope lights the darkness,

The seed has been sown.

Faith can move mountains

And roll back the stone.


New life awakens now winter has passed.

Promise of springtime, a peace that will last.

The candle is glowing:

Don’t ever let the flame die.

Light up the world!

We’ll fight for peace and freedom.

A new dawn is breaking,

A ray of hope from above.

Let the bells ring out for peace and love.


From the musical - 'The Gospel Show' and the Cantata 'Roll Back The Stone'

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