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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Robert Lowry
(1826–1899)

Words: Da­vid J. Hill, in Joy­ful Lays, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1884), page 23.

Music: North Is­land Ro­bert Low­ry, 1884 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Lord of Life, my hungering heart,
Craves Thy living love today;
Thou canst faith and hope impart;
Take my doubts and fears away.

Refrain

Lord of Life, I turn to Thee;
Let Thy love abide in me.

I, like him Thy love forgave,
Have denied Thee o’er and o’er;
Thou alone hast power to save;
Save me that I sin no more.

Refrain

Life for all the world hast Thou;
Thou art life, Thou Risen One;
Be my life, and let me now
Feel the pulse of life begun.

Refrain