Scripture Verse

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


Alexander R. Reinagle

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


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.