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Hallelujah! Jesus Lives

Though the tomb essayed to hold him in its dark embrace

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Though the tomb essayed to hold him in its dark embrace]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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 USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though the tomb essayed to hold him in its dark embrace
Title: Hallelujah! Jesus Lives
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah, Jesus lives
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christian Hymns No. 1 #16

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Songs of Grace and Truth #46


The Service of Praise #63

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