1 Jesus, my Redeemer, lives,
death is overcome and banished.
O what joy this knowledge gives!
Now my fears of death have vanished;
though its solemn hour will come,
he will take me safely home.
2 Jesus, my Redeemer, lives;
likewise I to life shall waken.
Endless life my Saviour gives;
shall my courage then be shaken?
I belong to him, my head;
can he rise and leave me dead?
3 No, I am too closely bound
by my hope to Christ for ever;
faith's strong hand the rock has found,
grasped it, and will leave it never;
even death now cannot part
from its Lord the trusting heart.
4 I am flesh and must return
to the dust whence I am taken;
but by faith I now discern
that from death I shall awaken
with my Saviour to abide
in his glory, at his side.
5 I shall see God with these eyes,
shall behold my blessèd Saviour;
I myself shall ten arise,
and remain with God for ever;
glorified I shall ascend
to the life that has no end.
|First Line:||Jesus my Redeemer lives|
|Author:||Electress Luise Henriette (1653)|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth (1855)|