133. Jesus Lives! The Victory's Won!

1 Jesus lives! The vict'ry's won!
Death no longer can appall me;
Jesus lives! Death's reign is done!
From the grave Christ will recall me.
Brighter scenes will then commence;
This shall be my confidence.

2 Jesus lives! To him the throne
There above all things is given.
I shall go where he is gone,
Live and reign with him in heaven.
God is faithful; 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.
All I need God will dispense;
This shall be my confidence.

4 Jesus lives! And I am sure,
Neither life nor death shall sever
Me from him. I shall endure
In his love, through death, forever.
God will be my sure defense;
This shall be my confidence.

5 Jesus lives! And now 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:
Jesus is my confidence!

Text Information
First Line: Jesus lives! The vict'ry's won!
Title: Jesus Lives! The Victory's Won!
Original Language: German
Author: Christian F. Gellert, 1715-1769
Translator: Frances E. Cox, 1812-1897 (alt.)
Meter: 78 78 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Easter; Death; Christian Hope
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger, 1598-1662
Meter: 78 78 77
Key: C Major
Copyright: Setting © 1970 Neues Choralbuch, Bärenreiter-Verlag Kassel and Basel. Used by permission

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