Scripture Verse

I am the resurrection, and the life. John 11:25


William H. Havergal (1793–1870)

Words: Will­iam H. Ha­ver­gal, 1867.

Music: Lan­ca­shire Hen­ry T. Smart, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry T. Smart (1813–1879)


All hail, Thou re­sur­rect­ion!
All hail, Thou life and light!
All hail, Thou self per­fect­ion,
Sole source of grace and might!
Thy Church, O Christ, now greets Thee,
Uprising from the grave;
And ev­ery eye that meets Thee
Beholds Thee strong to save.

All hail, be­lov­èd Je­sus!
For Thou, in­deed, art He
Whose death from sin can free us,
Whose life brings li­ber­ty.
Hence, let our faith em­brace Thee
With warm­est hand and eye,
And then de­light to trace Thee
Ascending up on high.

O Sav­ior, come in glo­ry,
To raise Thy ho­ly dead,
And end re­demp­tion’s sto­ry,
With crowns up­on Thy head.
Then robed in white be­fore Thee,
Without one stain or tear,
Shall all Thy saints adore Thee,
Midst won­der, love and fear!