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1 This is the doctrine christians need,
To know and firmly b'lieve;
That Jesus Christ will raise the dead,
And cause them all to live.
2 This will support and bear them up,
In trouble, war and strife;
For this affords a living hope
Of everlasting life.
3 Has Jesus died and rose again?
Then it must needs be true:
That these, our hopes, are not in vain!
We shall be raised too.
4 The Lord from heaven shall appear,
With ang'lic hosts around;
And all the dead, his voice shall hear,
Wak'd by the trumpet sound.
5 Then shall our bodies be renew'd
And fitted to embrace
The glorious presence of our God!
And to behold his face.
6 How happy will the righteous be
When raised from the dust:
From all distress and labour free,
And number'd with the just.
7 What glorious views beyond the grave!
Is by this doctrine giv'n;
What comforts faithful souls can have!
Who seek the joys of heav'n.
Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CXLVII