Scripture Verse

I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. John 11:25

Introduction

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John Newton
1725–1807

Words: John New­ton, Ol­ney Hymns (Lon­don: W. Ol­iv­er, 1779), Book 1, num­ber 116. The re­sur­rec­tion and the life.

Music: Abid­ing Grace John S. Camp, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John S. Camp
1858–1946

Lyrics

I am, saith Christ, our glo­ri­ous head
(May we attention give),
“The resurrection of the dead,
The life of all that live.

“By faith in Me, the soul receives
New life, though dead before;
And he that in My name believes,
Shall live, to die no more.

The sinner, sleeping in his grave,
Shall at My voice awake;
And when I once begin to save,
My work I ne’er forsake.

Fulfill Thy promise, gracious Lord,
On us assembled here;
Put forth Thy spirit with the Word,
And cause the dead to hear.

Preserve the power of faith alive,
In those who love Thy name;
For sin and Satan daily strive
To quench the sacred flame.

Thy power and mercy first prevailed,
From death to set us free;
And often since our life had failed
If not renewed by Thee.

To Thee we look, to Thee we bow;
To Thee for help we call;
Our life and resurrection Thou,
Our hope, our joy, our all.