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Jesus lives, O day of days

Jesus lives, O day of days

Author: George Dudley Wildes
Tune: [Jesus lives, O day of days]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus lives! O day of days!
Glad we bring our grateful praise;
He is risen! Gone the gloom,
Angels sit within the tomb.
Vain the taunt of Jew denying,
Vain the vaunt o’er Jesus dying,
Heav’nly voices, from the grave,
Now proclaim His power to save.

He is risen! Come and see,
How He triumphed mightily!
Conqueror thus o’er all His foes,
Jesus from the dead arose.

2 Lord and Prophet, spake He not?
Have ye His own words forgot,
Telling, while in Galilee,
Thus the victory should be?
How through scorn and dire affliction,
Thorny way and crucifixion,
Vanquished death, and rent the grave—
Christ the King should live to save. [Refrain]

3 Tearful to the sepulcher
Mary comes in grief and fear;
Sees the stone now rolled away,
Hears the waiting angels say:
Why the dead among the living
Seek ye? Lo! The Lord life-giving
Rises, vain the watch, the grave:
Prince of Life, He lives to save! [Refrain]

4 Welcome then, the day of days!
Lord, ’tis Thine our tuneful praise;
Thine, for us, the Tempted, Tried,
Thine, for us, the Crucified;
Thine for us the Resurrection,
Thine the Life, the Sure Protection.
Savior! Sovereign over the grave,
May we know Thy power to save.

He is risen! joyfully,
Lord! we raise our song to Thee,
Conqueror thus o’er all His foes,
Jesus from the dead arose.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13543

Author: George Dudley Wildes

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Text Information

First Line: Jesus lives, O day of days
Author: George Dudley Wildes
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He is risen, come and see
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13543
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The Cyber Hymnal #13543

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