Scripture Verse

If we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him. Romans 6:8


Words: Tho­mas Ry­der, June 1875. Ry­der wrote these words while at­tend­ing a con­fer­ence in Brigh­ton, Eng­land.

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


Buried with Christ and raised with Him, too,
What is there left for me to do?
Simply to cease from strug­gling and strife,
Simply to walk in new­ness of life.


Buried with Christ and dead un­to sin;
Dying but liv­ing, Je­sus with­in;
Ruling and reign­ing day af­ter day,
Guiding and keep­ing all of the way.

Risen with Christ my glo­ri­ous head,
Holiness now the path­way I tread;
Beautiful thought from walk­ing there­in,
He that is dead is freed from all sin.


Living with Christ, who di­eth no more,
Following Christ, who go­eth be­fore;
Not un­der law, I’m now un­der grace,
Sin is de­throned, and Christ takes its place.


Angels Weeping over the Dead Christ
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591–1666)