207. Jesus lives! thy terrors now

1 Jesus lives! thy terrors now
can, O death, no more appal us;
Jesus lives! by this we know
thou, O grave, canst not enthral us.

2 Jesus lives! henceforth is death
but the gate of life immortal:
this shall calm our trembling breath,
when we pass its gloomy portal.

3 Jesus lives! for us he died;
then, alone to Jesus living,
pure in heart may we abide,
glory to our Saviour giving.

4 Jesus lives! our hearts know well
naught from us his love shall sever;
life nor death nor powers of hell
tear us from his keeping ever.

5 Jesus lives! to him the throne
over all the world is given:
may we go where he is gone,
rest and reign with him in heaven.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus lives! thy terrors now
German Title: Jesus lebt! mit ihm auch ich
Author: Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (1715-1769)
Translator: Frances Elizabeth Cox (1812-1897) (alt.)
Meter: 78 78 and Alleluia
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Church Year: Easter; Easter; Easter Day (6 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876)
Meter: 78 78 and Alleluia
Key: B♭ Major

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