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I know that my Redeemer lives

I know that my Redeemer lives, And has prepared a place for me

Author: H. A. Merrill; Alterer: Ira David Sankey; Alterer: M. G. Prescott (1882)
Tune: [I know that my Redeemer lives] (Stebbins)
Published in 73 hymnals

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1 I know that my Redeemer lives,
That he's prepared a home for me,
And crowns of victory he gives
To those who would his children be.

Then ask me not to mingle on
Amid the gay and thoughtless throng,
For I am only waiting here,
To hear the summons, “Child, come home;”
For I am only waiting here
To hear the summons, “Child, come home.”

2 I’m trusting Jesus Christ for all,
I know his blood atones for me,
I’m list'ning for the gentle call,
To say, “The Master waiteth thee.” [Chorus]

3 And now, bewildered at the thought,
I stand and wonder at his love,
How he from heav’n to earth was brought
To die, that I might live above. [Chorus]

4 I know that soon my Lord will come,
I know he will not tarry long,
I know he soon will call me home
To sing with joy the heav'nly song. [Chorus]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #833

Author: H. A. Merrill

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Alterer: Ira David Sankey

Sankey, Ira David, was born in Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1840, of Methodist parents. About 1856 he removed with his parents to Newcastle, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four years afterwards he became the Superintendent of a large Sunday School in which he commenced his career of singing sacred songs and solos. Mr. Moody met with him and heard him sing at the International Convention of the Young Men's Christian Association, at Indianapolis, and through Mr. Moody's persuasion he joined him in his work at Chicago. After some two or three years' work in Chicago, they sailed for England on June 7, 1872, and held their first meeting at York a short time afterwards, only eight persons being present. T… Go to person page >

Alterer: M. G. Prescott

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Text Information

First Line: I know that my Redeemer lives, And has prepared a place for me
Title: I know that my Redeemer lives
Author: H. A. Merrill
Alterer: M. G. Prescott (1882)
Alterer: Ira David Sankey
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then ask me not to linger long
Publication Date: 1879
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #2863
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Small Church Music #5852
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