He lives, the great Redeemer livesAuthor: Anne Steele
Published in 244 hymnals
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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 merit of his blood.
2 Repeated crimes awake our fears,
And justice armed with frowns appears;
But in the Savior's lovely face
Sweet mercy smiles, and all is peace.
3 Hence then, ye black despairing thoughts,
Above our fears, above our faults,
His powerful intercessions rise
And guilt recedes, and terror dies.
4 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.
5 Great advocate, almighty friend--
On him our humble hopes depend:
Our cause can never, never fail,
For Jesus pleads and must prevail.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
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)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #146||He lives! the great Redeemer lives!||Anne Steele||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2459||He Lives! The Great Redeemer Lives!||He lives! the great Redeemer lives||ROTHWELL (Tans'ur)||Anne Steele||LM|