Scripture Verse

Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead? Acts 26:8

Introduction

Words: Anna Hoppe, 1920.

Music: From­mer Jo­hann G. C. Störl, 1710 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Störl (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Hoppe), would you ?

portrait
Anna B. Hoppe
1889–1941

Lyrics

Thou Lord of life and death,
Blest Son of God the Father,
Jesus, in humble faith
Before Thy throne we gather;
Thy Spirit bids us come
In fervent prayer to Thee,
O bless Thy Christendom
Now and eternally.

Thou speakest but a word,
And lo! the dead awaken,
Why should we sorrow, Lord,
When those we love are taken
From this drear vale of tears
To realms of bliss above?
Hush Thou our griefs and fears,
Thou fount of boundless love.

When judgment trumpets wake
All who in death are sleeping,
To Salem’s mansions take
The saved in Thy love’s keeping.
When at Thy blest Arise!
We greet Thee, risen king,
The realms beyond the skies
With endless praise shall ring.