372. Jesus lives! your terrors now

1 Jesus lives! your terrors now
can, O death, no more appal us;
Jesus lives! by this we know
now the grave cannot enthral us.

2 Jesus lives! for us he died;
then may we, for Jesus living,
pure in heart, in him abide,
glory to our Saviour giving.

3 Jesus lives! our hearts know well
naught from us his love shall sever:
fame, or hurt, or powers of hell
tear us from his keeping never.

4 Jesus lives! henceforth is death
not for us a gloomy portal
when we take our final breath,
but the gate to life immortal.

5 Jesus lives! to him the throne
over all the world is given;
may we go where he is gone,
rest and reign with him in heaven.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus lives! your terrors now
Original Language: German
Translator: Frances Elizabeth Cox, 1812-97
Author: Christian Füchtegott Gellert, 1715-69
Meter: 78.78 and Hallelujah
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Assurance; Easter; Eternal Life (6 more...)
Notes: Other translators also
Tune Information
Composer: Henry John Gauntlett, 1805-76
Meter: 78.78 and Hallelujah
Key: B♭ Major

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