Act Two, Scene 1

Segment 1.3

(Light rises on Mary Magdalene kneeling at the tomb door. She rises and sings. Some of the Chorus Women have remained on the colonnade and later softly sing with Mary Magdalene.)

Mary Magdalene mourns at the tomb
Where is He who walked with us?
Where is He who prayed?
Where is He whose voice rang out,
“Come forth from the grave”?
Where is He who knelt alone,
Who for us did bleed?
Where is He who gave His life
For our cause to plead?

It was He who taught all Galilee,
He who fed us by the sea.
With a smile He turned His head to say,
“Look on me, follow me,
Come to me, I am the Way!”
Where is He who dried the tears
Of the suff’ring soul?
Where is He who stayed our fears,

Mary Magdalene sings
He who made us whole?


He who healed the broken heart,
He who calmed the storm,
He who came to save us all,
Where is He this morn?

(Mary Magdalene returns to the entrance of the tomb and begins to weep.)

[Music cue: “He Is Risen” underscore MP3, PDF ]

(A radiant light, representing the Savior, begins to fill the space.)

MARY MAGDALENE (sensing a presence) : Are you the gardener here?

SAVIOR (voice-over): Woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou?

Mary Magdalene sees the Savior
MARY MAGDALENE (without turning toward Him): Sir, if you have carried him from here, please tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.

SAVIOR (voice-over): Mary.

MARY MAGDALENE (suddenly turning): Rabboni!

SAVIOR (voice-over): Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. But go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God and to your God.50

(Mary Magdalene rises and makes her way out of the garden, which is then transformed into a street. In ones and twos, angels of all ages fill the stage. Samuel the Lamanite speaks from the colonnade.)

Resurrected beings appear
SAMUEL THE LAMANITE: And many graves shall be opened, and shall yield up their dead. And many saints shall appear.51

(As the music ends, all exit.)

50. See John 20:14–17.
51. See Helaman 14:25.

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