1 Jesus lives! thy terrors now
can, O death, no more appal us;
Jesus lives! by this we know
thou, O grave, canst not enthral us.
2 Jesus lives! henceforth is death
but the gate of life immortal:
this shall calm our trembling breath,
when we pass its gloomy portal.
3 Jesus lives! for us he died;
then, alone to Jesus living,
pure in heart may we abide,
glory to our Saviour giving.
4 Jesus lives! our hearts know well
naught from us his love shall sever;
life nor death nor powers of hell
tear us from his keeping ever.
5 Jesus lives! to him the throne
over all the world is given:
may we go where he is gone,
rest and reign with him in heaven.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #207
|First Line:||Jesus lives! thy terrors now|
|Title:||Jesus Lives! Thy Terrors Now|
|German Title:||Jesus lebt, mit ihm auch ich|
|Translator:||Frances Elizabeth Cox|
|Author:||Christian Fürchtegott Gellert|