239. Jesus Lives! Thy Terrors Now

1 Jesus lives! Thy terrors now
can no more, O death, 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
nought from us his love shall sever;
life, nor death, nor powers of hell
tear us from his keeping ever.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus lives! Thy terrors now
Title: Jesus Lives! Thy Terrors Now
Original Language: German
Author: Christian Furchtegott Gellert (1715-1769)
Translator: Frances Elizabeth Cox (1812-1897)
Meter: 78 78 with Alleluia
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Communion of Saints; Easter (season); Funeral
Tune Information
Composer: Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876)
Meter: 78 78 with Alleluia
Key: B♭ Major

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