I serve a risen SaviorAuthor: A. H. Ackley (1933)
Published in 124 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI, Recording
1 I serve a risen Savior,
he's in the world today;
I know that he is living,
whatever others say;
I see his hand of mercy,
I hear his voice of cheer,
and just the time I need him
he's always near.
He lives, he lives,
Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me
along life's narrow way.
He lives, he lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know he lives?
He lives within my heart.
2 In all the world around me
I see his loving care,
and though my heart grows weary,
I never will despair;
I know that he is leading
through all the stormy blast,
the day of his appearing
will come at last. [Refrain]
3 Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian,
lift up your voice and sing
to Jesus Christ the King!
The hope of all who seek him,
the help of all who find,
no other is so loving,
so good and kind. [Refrain]
Source: Moravian Book of Worship #792
|First Line:||I serve a risen Savior|
|Title:||I Serve a Risen Savior|
|Author:||A. H. Ackley (1933)|
|Meter:||18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 with refrain|
|Refrain First Line:||He lives, he lives, Christ Jesus lives today|
|Copyright:||© 1933. Renewed 1961 Word Music, LLC.|
ref. = Luke 24:6
Written by Presbyterian minister Alfred H. Ackley (b. Spring Hill, PA, 1887; d. Whittier, CA, 1960), both text and tune were published in the Rodeheaver hymnal Triumphant Service Songs (1933). (Rodeheaver was a gospel song publisher.) As told by hymnal editor George Sanville, the following incident provided the spark for Ackley's inspiration: a young Jewish man asked evangelist/musician Ackley, "Why should I worship a dead Jew?" To which Ackley replied,
But Jesus lives! He lives! I tell you. He is not dead, but lives here and now. Jesus Christ is more alive today than ever before. I can prove it by my own experience, as well as by the testimony of countless thousands.
Sanville goes on to explain,
Mr. Ackley's forthright, emphatic answer, together with his subsequent triumphant effort to win the man for Christ, flowered forth into song and crystallized into a convincing sermon on "He lives!" . . . The scriptural evidence, his own heart, and the testimony of history matched the glorious experience of an innumerable cloud of witnesses that "He lives," so he sat down at the piano and voiced that conclusion in song.
-Forty Gospel Hymn Stories, 1943
Ackley wrote the words and/or tunes to at least a thousand gospel songs and hymns in collaboration with his brother Bentley. Trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London, he was an accomplished cellist. Ackley graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and served Presbyterian churches in California and Pennsylvania. In addition to writing his own hymns, he edited hymnals and gospel song¬books for the Rodeheaver Publishing Company.
Easter; equally useful on many other occasions of worship.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
|Instances (1 - 26 of 26)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|African American Heritage Hymnal #275||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley, 1887-1960||13 13 13 11 with refrain||Luke 24:5||2001||Advent | Second; Fellowship | with God; God | Love and Mercy; Jesus Christ | His Love and Mercy|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #527||I Serve a Risen Savior||I serve a risen Savior, He’s in the world today||HE LIVES||Alfred H. Ackley, 1887-1960||76 76 76 74 w/refrain||1994||Easter | ; Evangelism | ; Testimony ||
|Baptist Hymnal 1991 #533||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley||Irregular||Matthew 28:7||1991|
|Baptist Hymnal 2008 #269||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley||126.96.36.199. with Chorus||2008||Jesus, Savior ||
|Celebrating Grace Hymnal #622||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley||188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 with refrain||2010||The Church on Mission | Testimony; Hope | ; Testimony ||
|Chalice Hymnal #226||He Lives!||I serve a risen Savior||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley||220.127.116.11 w. refrain||1995||God Known in Jesus Christ | Resurrection and Exaltation; Christian Year: Easter | ; Comfort | ; Jesus Christ | ; Jesus Christ: Resurrection ||
|Complete Mission Praise #295||I serve a risen Savior||I serve a risen Savior||Irr||2000|
|Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #206||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley, 1887-1960||18.104.22.168 with Refrain||Revelation 1:18||2007||Easter | ; Hope | ; Jesus Christ | ; Love | ; Resurrection | ; Salvation ||
|Hymns of Faith #167||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior||[I serve a risen Savior]||Alfred H. Ackley||Philippians 3:10; Revelation 1:18||1980||Christ | Resurrection; Fellowship | with God|
|Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #42||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior||[I serve a risen Savior]||Alfred H. Ackley (1887-1960)||1993||Easter ||
|Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #365||I Serve a Risen Savior||I serve a risen Savior||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley||22.214.171.124.7.6.5 refrain 10.8.6.10.8.6||Luke 24:5; Titus 2:13; Luke 24:6||2013||Church Year | Easter/Season of Easter; Discipleship | ; Grateful Living | ; Joy | ; Testimony/Witness ||
|Moravian Book of Worship #792||I Serve a Risen Savior||I serve a risen Savior, he's in the world today||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley||Irregular with Refrain||Mark 16:1-8; 1 Corinthians 15; Ephesians 3:14-21; Philippians 3:5-11; Titus 2:13-14||1995||Journey | ; Christ--Presence of | ; Christian year--Easter ||
|Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #550||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today||[I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today]||Alfred H. Ackley||1979||Witness and Testimony ||
|Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #405||I Serve a Risen Savior||I serve a risen Savior||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley||76 76 76 74 with refrain||Mark 16:6; 1 Corinthians 15||1987||Songs for Children | Hymns; Easter | ; Assurance | ; Eternal Life | ; Pilgrimage & Conflct | ; Providence ||
|Rejoice Hymns #327||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley, 1887-1960||126.96.36.199. with Refrain||Matthew 28:6; Matthew 28:7; Luke 24:32||2011||Easter | ; Jesus | resurrection; Jesus | Second Coming; Testimony ||
|Rock of Ages A Worship and Songbook for Retirement Living #57||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior, he's in the world today||2002|
|Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #251||I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today||I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today||[I serve a risen Savior]||1985|
|Sing Joyfully #285||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior||[I serve a risen Savior]||Alfred H. Ackley||1989|
|Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #31||He Lives||I serve a risen Saviour||[I serve a risen Saviour]||Alfred H. Ackley||1989||Resurrection ||
|The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #368||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley||188.8.131.52. with Refrain||1997||Assurance and Trust | ; The Life of Christ | Resurrection|
|The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #253||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior, he's in the world today||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley, 1887-1960||184.108.40.206. with refrain||Galatians 2:20; Titus 2:13; Revelation 1:18||1996||Easter | Resurrection; Empowerment | ; Encouragement ||
|The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #220||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley||Irregular meter||1986||Assurance | ; Christ | Friend; Christ | Resurrection; Fellowship with Christ | ; Testimony and Praise ||
|The New National Baptist Hymnal #102||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today||[I serve a risen Savior]||Alfred H. Ackley||1994|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #310||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley||220.127.116.11 with Refrain||1989||The Grace of Jesus Christ | In Praise of Christ; Christ's Gracious Life | Resurrection and Exaltation; Christian Year | Easter; Christian Year | Ascension; Christian Year | Christ the King; Jesus Christ | ; Salvation ||
|The Worshiping Church #248||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior, he's in the world today||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley||18.104.22.168.Ref.||Philippians 3; Titus 2:13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 3:10; Matthew 7:14; Revelation 1:18||1990|
|Worship and Rejoice #302||He Lives||I serve a risen Savior, he's in the world today||ACKLEY||Alfred H. Ackley, 1887-1960||22.214.171.124.Ref.||John 21:27-28; Revelation 19:1-8; 1 Timothy 6:14; Luke 11:8-9; Revelation 1:18; Philippians 4:4; Matthew 7:14; Titus 2:13; Philippians 3:10; Matthew 7:6-7; 2 Timothy 4:8; Galatians 2:20; 2 Timothy 1:10||2008|