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Alleluia! Jesus Lives

Hallelujah! Jesus lives! He is now the living one

Author: Carl Bernhard Garve (1825); Author: Jane Borthwick (1862)
Tune: FRED TIL BOD (Lindeman)
Published in 13 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Alleluia! Jesus lives!
He is now the Living One;
from the gloomy house of death
forth the Conqueror has gone,
bright forerunner to the skies
of his people, yet to rise.

2 Jesus lives! Let all rejoice;
praise him, ransomed ones of earth.
Praise him in a nobler song,
cherubim of heav'nly birth.
Praise the Victor-King, whose sway
sin and death and hell obey.

3 Jesus lives! Why do you weep?
Why that sad and mournful sigh?
He who died our brother here
lives our brother still on high,
lives forever to bestow
blessings on his Church below.

4 Jesus lives! And thus, my soul,
life is yours eternally;
joined to him, your living head,
where he is, you too shall be;
you with him at God's right hand
victor over death shall stand.

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #455

Author: Carl Bernhard Garve

Garve, Carl Bernhard, was born Jan. 24, 1763, at Jeinsen, near Hannover, where his father was a farmer. He was educated at the Moravian schools in Zeist, and Neuwied, at their Pädagogium at Niesky, and their Seminary at Barby. In 1784 he was appointed one of the tutors at Niesky, and in 1789 at Barby; but as his philosophical lectures were thought rather unsettling in their tendency, he was sent, in 1797, to arrange the documents of the archive at Zeist. After his ordination as diaconus of the Moravian church, he was appointed, in 1799, preacher at Amsterdam; in 1801 at Ebersdorf (where he was also inspector of the training school); in 1809 at Berlin; and in 1816 at Neusalza on the Oder. Feeling the burden of years and infirmities he resig… Go to person page >

Author: Jane Borthwick

Miss Jane Borthwick, the translator of this hymn and many others, is of Scottish family. Her sister (Mrs. Eric Findlater) and herself edited "Hymns from the Land of Luther" (1854). She also wrote "Thoughts for Thoughtful Hours (1859), and has contributed numerous poetical pieces to the "Family Treasury," under the signature "H.L.L." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hallelujah! Jesus lives! He is now the living one
Title: Alleluia! Jesus Lives
German Title: Halleluja, Christus lebt
Author: Carl Bernhard Garve (1825)
Author: Jane Borthwick (1862)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Christian Worship (1993) #153


Christian Worship #455

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #340


Evangelical Lutheran Worship #380


The Cyber Hymnal #2452

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