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Christians, dismiss your fear

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1 Christians, dismiss your fear;
let home and joy succeed;
the joyful news with gladness hear,
“The Lord is ris'n indeed!”
The promise is fulfilled
in Christ our only Head;
now justice,mercy, reconciled,
he lives who once was dead.

2 The Lord is ris'n again,
who on the cross did bleed;
he lives to die no more, amen,
the Lord is ris'n indeed!
He truly tasted death
to give us hope again,
in bitter pangs resigned his breath,
but now has ris'n. Amen!

3 He has himself the keys
of death, the grave, and hell;
his is the victory and praise,
and he rules all things well;
death now no more I dread,
but cheerful close mine eyes;
death is a sleep, the grave a bed;
with Jesus I shall rise.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #356

Author: Joseph Hart

Hart, Joseph, was born in London in 1712. His early life is involved in obscurity. His education was fairly good; and from the testimony of his brother-in-law, and successor in the ministry in Jewin Street, the Rev. John Hughes, "his civil calling was" for some time "that of a teacher of the learned languages." His early life, according to his own Experience which he prefaced to his Hymns, was a curious mixture of loose conduct, serious conviction of sin, and endeavours after amendment of life, and not until Whitsuntide, 1757, did he realize a permanent change, which was brought about mainly through his attending divine service at the Moravian Chapel, in Fetter Lane, London, and hearing a sermon on Rev. iii. 10. During the next two years ma… Go to person page >



Composed for Bridges's text by George J. Elvey (PHH 48), DIADEMATA was first published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Since that publication, the tune has retained its association with this text. The name DIADEMATA is derived from the Greek word for "crowns." The tune is lively an…

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The Cyber Hymnal #9752
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