Jesus lives

Christian, tell the gosel story

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Christian, tell the gospel story]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Christian tell the gospel story,
Jesus lives! Jesus lives!
Now ascended high in glory,
Jesus lives! Jesus lives!
Tell of how He sought and found us,
Broke the chains of sin that bound us,
Threw His arms of love around us,
Jesus lives! Jesus lives!

For the tomb could not retain
Christ the Lamb for sinners slain,
High in glory once again,
Jesus lives! Jesus lives!

2 Tell how gracious is His pardon,
Jesus lives! Jesus lives!
How to bear our every burden,
Jesus lives! Jesus lives!
Tell of free and full salvation,
Rest from sin and condemnation,
Offered unto every nation,
Jesus lives! Jesus lives! [Refrain]

3 Now no more the thorn-crown wearing,
Jesus lives! Jesus lives!
Glory-crowned, His sceptre bearing,
Jesus lives! Jesus lives!
By His hands once torn and bleeding,
Still for rebel sinners pleading,
With the Father interceding,
Jesus lives! Jesus lives! [Refrain]

4 Soon the victors shall assemble,
Jesus lives! Jesus lives!
Hell’s foundations shake and tremble,
Jesus lives! Jesus lives!
See the morning light is breaking,
Earth with mortal pangs is quaking,
Nations from their slumbers waking,
Jesus lives! Jesus lives! [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #97

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

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First Line: Christian, tell the gosel story
Title: Jesus lives
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: For the tomb could not retain


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Great Revival Hymns No.2 #97

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