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122a. Jesus lives! thy terrors now

1 Jesus lives! thy terrors now
Can no longer, death, appall us:
Jesus lives! by this we know
Thou, O grave, canst not enthrall 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 has gone,
Rest and reign with Him in heaven.


Text Information
First Line: Jesus lives! thy terrors now
Title: Jesus lives! thy terrors now
Original Language: German
Author: C. F. Gellert (1757)
Translator: Miss Cox (1841, alt.)
Meter: 7. 8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1894
Topic: Eastertide; Burial of the Dead
Notes: Tune name in index: ST. ALBINUS
Tune Information
Name: [Jesus lives! thy terrors now]
Composer: H. J. Gauntlett, Mus. Doc.
Meter: 7. 8.

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