196. Jesus lives! no longer now

1 Jesus lives! no longer now
Can thy terrors, Death, appal me;
Jesus lives! by this I know
From the grave He will recall me.
Brighter scenes will then commence;
This shall be my confidence.

2 Jesus lives! to Him the throne
High o'er heaven and earth is given:
I shall go where He is gone,
Live and reign with Him in heaven.
God is pledged; weak doubtings, hence!
This shall be my confidence.

3 Jesus lives! for me He died,
Hence will I, to Jesus living,
Pure in heart and act abide,
Praise to Him and glory giving.
Freely God doth aid dispense;
This shall be my confidence.

4 Jesus lives! I know full well,
Naught from me His Love shall sever;
Life, nor death, nor powers of hell,
Part me now from Christ for ever.
God will be a sure Defence:
This shall be my confidence.

5 Jesus lives! henceforth is death
But the gate of Life immortal;
This shall calm my trembling breath,
When I pass its gloomy portal.
Faith shall cry, as fails each sense,
"Lord, Thou art my Confidence!"

Text Information
First Line: Jesus lives! no longer now
German Title: Jesus lebt! mit Ihm auch ich
Author: Christian F. Gellert (1757)
Translator: Frances Elizabeth Cox (1841-64)
Meter: 7, 8, 7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: Easter; Lent, Third Sunday; Easter Sunday (6 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: #195
Tune Information
Meter: 7, 8, 7.
Key: G Major
Notes: Composer from index: J. S. Bach? d. 1750

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