I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore. Revelation 1:18
Words: Christian Gregor, 1778 (Hallelujah! der Heiland lebt). Translated from German to English in the Moravian Hymn Book, 1801, number 131.
If you know where to get a good picture of Gregor (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Sing hallelujah, Christ doth live,
And peace on earth restore;
Come, ransomed souls, and glory give,
Sing, worship, and adore;
With grateful hearts to Him we pay
Our thanks in humble wise;
Who aught unto our charge can lay?
’Tis God that justifies.
Who can condemn, since Christ was dead,
And ever lives to God?
Now our whole debt is fully paid,
He saves us by His blood;
The ransomed hosts in earth and Heaven
Through countless choirs proclaim,
He hath redeemed us; praise be given
To God and to the Lamb.
In all we do, constrained by love,
We’ll joy to Him afford,
And to God’s will obedient prove
Through Jesus Christ our Lord;
Sing hallelujah, and adore
On earth the Lamb once slain,
Till we in Heaven shall evermore
Exalt His name, Amen.