153. Alleluia! Jesus Lives

1 Alleluia! Jesus lives!
He is now the living one;
From the gloomy house of death
Forth the conqueror has gone,
Bright foreruner to the skies
Of his people, yet to rise.

2 Jesus lives! Let all rejoice;
Praise him, ransomed ones of earth.
Praise him in a nobler song,
Cherubim of heav'nly birth.
Praise the Victor-King, whose sway
Sin and death and hell obey.

3 Jesus lives! Why do you weep?
Why that sad and frequent sigh?
He who died our Brother here
Lives our Brother still on high,
Lives forever to bestow
Blessings on his Church below.

4 Jesus lives! And thus, my soul,
Life is yours eternally;
Joined to him, your living head,
Where he is, you too shall be;
You with him at his right hand
Victor over death shall stand.

Text Information
First Line: Alleluia! Jesus lives!
Title: Alleluia! Jesus Lives
Original Language: German
Author: Karl B. Garve, 1763-1941 (abr.)
Translator: Jane L. Borthwick, 1813-97 (alt.)
Meter: 77 77 77
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Easter
Tune Information
Composer: Ludvig M. Lindeman, 1812-87
Meter: 77 77 77
Key: C Major

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