Scripture Verse

He lives by the power of God. 2 Corinthians 13:4


Andrew L. Skoog (1856–1934)

Words: Hjal­mar Sund­quist (1869–1949) (Je­sus Lef­ver, Graf­ven Brast). Trans­lat­ed from Swed­ish to Eng­lish by And­rew Skoog.

Music: Je­sus Lives An­drew L. Skoog, 1921 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the words were writ­ten, the orig­in­al Swed­ish ti­tle, where to get a good pho­to of Sund­quist (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Jesus lives! From riv­en tomb
He arose, tri­um­phant, glo­ri­ous!
Now hath He in­deed be­come
By His death for aye vic­to­ri­ous,
Lightnings flash, the earth is heav­ing;
Rent the grave! The Lord is liv­ing!

Christ arose! His vic­to­ry’s mine!
He from death can sure de­liv­er,
Whom the grave could not con­fine,
’Tis my peace and com­fort ev­er.
Open waits me Hea­ven’s por­tal;
He arose with life im­mor­tal.

Jesus lives! No long­er death
With its ter­rors can ap­pall me;
I ap­proach my tomb with faith,
There to rest till He shall call me.
On this truth my hope I an­chor,
Jesus lives! and I shall con­quer.