Scripture Verse

I know that my Redeemer liveth. Job 19:25

Introduction

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William Tans’ur
(1700–1783)

Words: Anne Steele, 1760.

Music: Roth­well (Tan­s’ur) Will­iam Tan­s’ur, 1754 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Steele (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

He lives, the great Redeemer lives,
(What joy the blest assurance gives!)
And now, before His Father God,
Pleads the full merit of His blood,
Pleads the full merit of His blood.

Repeated crimes awake our fears,
And justice, armed with frowns, appears,
But in the Savior’s lovely face
Sweet mercy smiles, and all is peace,
Sweet mercy smiles, and all is peace.

Hence then, ye black despairing thoughts;
Above our fears, above our faults,
His powerful intercessions rise,
And guilt recedes, and terror dies,
And guilt recedes, and terror dies.

In every dark, distressful hour,
When sin and Satan join their power,
Let this dear hope repel the dart,
That Jesus bears us on His heart,
That Jesus bears us on His heart.

Great Advocate, almighty Friend!
On Him our humble hopes depend;
Our cause can never, never fail,
For Jesus pleads, and must prevail,
For Jesus pleads, and must prevail.