Scripture Verse

Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen! Luke 24:5–6


Ludvig M. Lindeman (1812–1887)

Words: Carl B. Garve, 1825 (Hal­le­lu­jah, Chris­tus lebt). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Jane L. Borth­wick, Hymns from the Land of Lu­ther, fourth ser­ies, 1862.

Music: Fred til Bod Lud­vig M. Lin­de­man, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Garve or Borth­wick (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Hallelujah! Je­sus lives!
He is now the Liv­ing One;
From the gloomy halls of death
Christ, the Con­quer­or, has gone,
Bright fore­run­ner to the skies
Of His peo­ple, yet to rise.

Jesus lives! Why do you weep?
Why that sad and mourn­ful sigh?
He who died our bro­ther here
Lives our bro­ther still on high.
Lives for­ev­er to be­stow
Blessings on His church below.

Jesus lives! And thus, my soul,
Life eter­nal waits for you;
Joined to Him, your liv­ing head,
Where He is, you shall be, too;
With the Lord, at His right hand,
As a victor you shall stand.

Jesus lives! Let all re­joice.
Praise Him, ran­somed of the earth.
Praise Him in a nob­ler song,
Cherubim of hea­ven­ly birth.
Praise the vic­tor King, whose sway
Sin and death and hell ob­ey.

Jesus lives! To Him my heart
Draws with ev­er new de­light.
Earthly va­ni­ties, de­part,
Hinder not my hea­ven­ward flight.
Let this spir­it ev­er rise
To its mag­net in the skies.

Hallelujah! An­gels, sing!
Join with us in hymns of praise.
Let your cho­rus swell the strain
Which our feeb­ler voic­es raise;
Glory to our God above
And on earth His peace and love!