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He Lives

On Calvary my Savior died

Author: J. H. Sammis
Tune: [On Calvary my Savior died]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On Calvary my Saviour died
Where for my sins He bled;
He rose, and I am justified;
He lives, Who once was dead.

He rose a victor o’er the grave;
He lives exalted now to save;
He lives to plead my cause on high;
He lives to guide me with His eye;
He lives to bring me to the sky
And I shall see Him bye and bye.

2 Death captive help Him but an hour,
My ever-living head!
He rose in glory and in pow’r;
He lives, Who once was dead. [Refrain]

3 He bore within the Holy place,
The precious drops He shed;
And sprinkled there the Throne of Grace
He lives, Who once was dead. [Refrain]

4 Now far above the highest heav’n,
He’s seated in my stead;
And grace for all my need is giv’n;
He lives, Who once was dead. [Refrain]

5 And soon with all His saints He’ll bring
The glory as He said;
Loud shall the hallelujahs ring—
He lives, Who once was dead. [Refrain]

Source: Evangelistic Songs #7

Author: J. H. Sammis

John H. Sammis was born in Brooklyn. He moved to Logansport, Indiana when ye was 22, where he was converted to Christianity. He was active in the Y.M.C.A., serving as secretary for the Terre Haute Association and later becoming State Secretary. After this, he studied at Lane and McCormack seminaries and was ordained in the Presbyterian church at Glidden, Iowa. He also pastored churches in Indianapolis, Grand Haven, MI, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minn. In 1909 he became associated with the Los Angeles Bible Institute. He wrote more that 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On Calvary my Savior died
Title: He Lives
Author: J. H. Sammis
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He rose a victor o'er the grave
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Chorus Choir Voices No. 2 #d16

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Evangelistic Songs #7

Hymns Tried and True #d107

Songs of Unsearchable Riches #d59

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Waves of Glory No. 2 #5

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World Wide Revival Songs No. 2 #11

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World Wide Revival Songs #11

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