Christ Ever Liveth to Make Intercession

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1 He lives! the great Redeemer lives!
What joy the blest assurance gives!
And now, before his Father, God,
Pleads the full merits of his blood.

2 Repeated crimes awake our fears,
And justice armed with frowns appears;
But in the Saviour's lovely face
Sweet mercy smiles, and all is peace.

3 In every dark, distressful hour,
When sin and Satan join their power,
Let this dear hope repel the dart,
That Jesus bears us on his heart.

4 Great Advocate, almighty Friend!
On him our humble hopes depend,
Our cause can never, never fail,
For Jesus pleads, and must prevail.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #174

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was the daughter of Particular Baptist preacher and timber merchant William Steele. She spent her entire life in Broughton, Hampshire, near the southern coast of England, and devoted much of her time to writing. Some accounts of her life portray her as a lonely, melancholy invalid, but a revival of research in the last decade indicates that she had been more active and social than what was previously thought. She was theologically conversant with Dissenting ministers and "found herself at the centre of a literary circle that included family members from various generations, as well as local literati." She chose a life of singleness to focus on her craft. Before Christmas in 1742, she declined a marriage proposal from contemporar… Go to person page >

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First Line: He lives, the great Redeemer lives
Title: Christ Ever Liveth to Make Intercession
Author: Anne Steele
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


He lives! the great Redeemer lives. Anne Steele. [Easter.] First published in her Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, 1760, vol. i. p. 64, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines and entitled, "The Intercession of Christ," and in Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, 1863, p. 40. It passed into the Nonconformist collections through Rippon's Selection, 1787; and into those of the Church of England through Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, 2nd edition 1787. It is one of the most popular of the author's hymns, and is in extensive use, especially in America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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