Scripture Verse

In Christ shall all be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22


Alexander R. Reinagle (1799–1877)

Words: William R. Alger, in Hymns for the Church of Christ, ed­it­ed by Fred­er­ic H. Hedge & Frederic D. Huntington (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Cros­by, Nich­ols & Com­pa­ny, 1853), num­ber 869.

Music: Be­ati Im­ma­cu­la­ti Al­ex­an­der R. Rei­na­gle, Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pi­ano­for­te, cir­ca 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William R. Alger (1822–1905)


Jesus has lived! and we would bring
The world’s glad thanks to­day;
And at His feet while an­thems ring,
The grate­ful of­fer­ing lay.

Jesus has lived! and His pure life
So per­fect and sub­lime,
Shall con­quer man’s dark sin and strife
Through ev­ery rank and clime.

Jesus has died! and o’er the stars
Gone home to God on high:
He burst the grave’s cold pri­son bars,
And said, Man can­not die.

Jesus yet lives! and from the sky
Where vic­to­ry He wrote,
Before the good man’s clos­ing eye,
Visions of glo­ry float.

Jesus yet lives! and oh! may we,
While in this val­ley dim,
So feel our im­mor­tal­ity,
That we may be like Him.