322. Jesus Lives! The Victory's Won!

1 Jesus lives! the victory's won!
Death no longer can appal me.
Jesus lives! death's reign is done:
from the grave will Christ recall me.
Brighter scenes shall 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.
All I need will God dispense;
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 divine.
God is faithful; doubtings, hence!
this shall be my confidence.

4 Jesus lives! and I am sure
neither death nor life shall sever
me from him. I shall endure
in his love, thro' 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 victory's won!
Title: Jesus Lives! The Victory's Won!
Author: C. F. Gellert (1757)
Translator: Frances E. Cox (1841 (rev.))
Publication Date: 1985
Source: Jesus Lebt; Lutheran Book of Worship (1978) (tr.)
Language: English
Tune Information
Arranger: J. S. Bach
Composer (melody): J. Crüger (1653)
Key: C Major
Source: harmony simplified

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