Scripture Verse

I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.@Revelation 1:18

Introduction

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John B. Dykes
(1823–1876)

Words: Chris­tian F. Gel­lert, 1751 (Je­sus lebt, mit ihm auch ich). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Fran­ces E. Cox, Sac­red Hymns from the Ger­man, 1841.

Music: Lin­dis­farne John B. Dykes, in Grey’s Man­u­al of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, 1857 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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Christian F. Gellert
(1715–1769)

Lyrics

Jesus lives! no longer now
Can thy terrors, death, appall us;
Jesus lives! by this we know
Thou, O grave, canst not enthrall us.
Alleluia!

Jesus lives! henceforth is death
But the gate of life immortal;
This shall calm our trembling breath,
When we pass its gloomy portal.
Alleluia!

Jesus lives! for us He died;
Then, alone to Jesus living
Pure in heart may abide,
Glory to our Savior giving.
Alleluia!

Jesus lives! our hearts know well
Naught from us His love shall sever;
Life, nor death, nor powers of hell
Tear us from His keeping ever.
Alleluia!

Jesus lives! to Him the throne
Over all the world is given;
May we go where He is gone,
Rest and reign with Him in heaven.
Alleluia!