I Know That My Redeemer

I know that my Redeemer Lives crowned upon the throne

Author: Hallgrímur Pétursson; Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 I know that my Redeemer
Lives crowned upon the throne;
Lord over earth and heaven
He saves, and He alone;
He conquered death by dying
Upon th'accursed tree,
And from His death sprang glorious
Eternal life for me.

2 Christ conquered death by dying—
O Jesus, Thy dread pain
O'erthrew the king of terrors
And broke the captive's chain.
What though this earthly body
Obey death's dread behest?
The soul soars free rejoicing
To mansions of the blest.

3 I think upon my Saviour,
I trust His power to keep,
His mighty arm enfolds me
Awaking and in sleep.
Christ is my Rock, my Courage;
Christ is my soul's true Life;
And Christ--my still heart knows it--
Will bear me through the strife.

4 Thus in Christ's name I'm living,
Thus in Christ's name I'll die;
I'll fear not though life's vigor
From death's cold shadow fly.
O grave, where is thy triumph?
O death, where is thy sting?
"Come when thou wilt, and welcome!"
Secure in Christ I sing.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #373

Author: Hallgrímur Pétursson

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Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher

Pilcher, Charles Venn. (Oxford, June 4, 1879--July 4, 1961, Sydney, Australia). Anglican. Grandnephew of Charlotte Elliott. Hertford College, Oxford, B.A., 1902; M.A., 1905; B.D., 1909; D.D., 1921. Curacies at Birmingham, 1903-1905; St. James, Toronto, 1910-1916; taught theology at Auckland Castle, England, 1905-1906, and at Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1916-1936. Elected coadjutor bishop of Sydney, Australia, at the instance of a former Wycliffe colleague, Archbishop Mowll. He composed hymn tunes and other music, and long played bass clarinet in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Also, he translated and published much devotional material from Iceland, notably Iceland Christian Classics (1950). These side interests, like his hymn writing, merely… Go to person page >

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First Line: I know that my Redeemer Lives crowned upon the throne
Title: I Know That My Redeemer
Author: Hallgrímur Pétursson
Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Translation © F. E. V. Pilcher



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