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Though the tomb essayed to hold him

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1 Tho’ the tomb essayed to hold him in its dark embrace,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives!
In the morning, in the garden, Mary met him face to face,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives!

Hallelujah! hallelujah!
We will tell the blessed tidings o’er and o’er;
Hallelujah! hallelujah!
Jesus lives for evermore!

2 Jesus Christ, the Saviour, liveth in my heart today,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives!
Since his pard’ning pow’r has reached me, I’ve been singing all the way,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives! [Refrain]

3 Ev’ry one who seeks salvation will this grace receive,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives!
If on Christ, the risen Saviour, in their hearts they will believe,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives! [Refrain]

4 By and by we’ll meet this Jesus, when he claims his own,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives!
And our crowns of vict’ry wearying, we will sing around the throne,
Hallelujah! Jesus lives! [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #63

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though the tomb essayed to hold him
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah, Jesus lives



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The Service of Praise #63

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