Scripture Verse

Why seek ye the living among the dead? Luke 24:5

Introduction

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Benjamin Schmolck (1672–1737)

Words: Ben­ja­min Schmolck, 1731 (Hal­le­lu­jah, Je­sus lebt). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Ema­nu­el Cron­en­wett in the Ev­an­ge­li­cal Lu­ther­an Hym­nal (Co­lum­bus, Ohio: Ohio Syn­od­i­cal Print­ing House, 1880), num­ber 79.

Music: Karl R. Wonn­ber­ger, 1873 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Emanuel Cronenwett (1841–1931)

Lyrics

Hallelujah! Lo, He wakes!
Lives, o’er death and hell vic­to­ri­ous;
Earth in awe with trem­bling quakes,
As the Hero ris­es glo­ri­ous;
He who died on Gol­go­tha,
Jesus lives, hal­le­lu­jah!
Jesus lives, hal­le­lu­jah!

Hallelujah! See the tomb,
Ye who o’er His death are pin­ing;
Dry your tears, to joy give room,
While the ra­di­ant sun is shin­ing;
Hear the an­gels’ Glo­ria;
Jesus lives, hal­le­lu­jah!
Jesus lives, hal­le­lu­jah!

Hallelujah! Why seek ye
Yet among the dead the liv­ing?
Christ is ris’n in ma­jes­ty!
Hence away with gloomy griev­ing.
Join with her of Mag­da­la.
Jesus lives, hal­le­lu­jah!
Jesus lives, hal­le­lu­jah!

Hallelujah! Then I cry;
Christ too will from death re­store me,
Take me to His throne on high,
Whither He has gone be­fore me.
Faith ex­ults: Vic­to­ria!
Jesus lives, hal­le­lu­jah!
Jesus lives, hal­le­lu­jah!