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).
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.