He lives, my Lord has left the grave

He lives, my Lord has left the grave

Author: Herman H. Brueckner
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1 He lives! My Lord has left the grave!
Let ev'ry mortal hear!
He lives, who died the world to save!
Ring out this note of cheer!

2 May friend to friend the message tell,
That soon will dawn the day
When, overruling death and hell,
His kingdom shall hold sway.

3 To mortal man He doth impart
A life that never ends,
and that to every trusting heart
Both joy and comfort lends.

4 The night of death, so dark and drear,
To me seems terror-free;
The future opens bright and clear,
Eternal light I see.

5 The gloomy path my Savior trod
Leads up to mansions fair,
Where He, the living son of God,
With us His home will share.

6 Nor should we mourn when those we love
Must leave their earthly home;
For we shall meet them all above
In God's celestial dome.

7 He lives! and now forevermore
Is with us on our way.
O let us, then, His name adore
An this great festal day.

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #180

Author: Herman H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

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First Line: He lives, my Lord has left the grave
Author: Herman H. Brueckner
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