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We Know that Christ Is Raised

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Author: John Geyer

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First Line: We know that Christ is raised and dies no more
Title: We Know that Christ Is Raised
Author: John Geyer (1967)
Meter: 10.10.10 with alleluias
Language: English
Copyright: © John B. Geyer


Scripture References:
st. 2 = Rom. 6:3-5, Col. 2:12

The author, John B. Geyer, writes:

“We Know That Christ Is Raised" was written in 1967, when I was tutor at Cheshunt College, Cambridge, U.K At that time a good deal of work was going on 'round the corner (involving a number of American research students) producing living cells ("the baby in the test tube"). The hymn attempted to illustrate the Christian doctrine of baptism in relation to those experiments.

John B. Geyer (b. Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, 1932) is an Old Testament scholar who has written widely in his field. He wrote a commentary on The Wisdom of Solomon (1973) as well as a number of hymns that were first published in various British supplementary hymnals. Educated at Queen's College, Cambridge, and Mansfield College, Oxford, he also studied Old Testament under Gerhard von Rad in Heidelberg. In 1959 Geyer was ordained in the Congregational Union of Scotland. He served as a chaplain at the University of St. Andrews, pastor of Drumchapel Congregational Church in Glasgow, Scotland, and a college tutor. In 1969 Geyer became minister in the (now) United Reformed Church in Little Baddow. Since 1980 he has served as pastor at Weoley Hill, Birmingham, and as chaplain at the University of Birmingham, England.

The text was first published in the British Methodist supplementary hymnal Hymns and Songs (1969) but has since been altered in various other hymnals, including the Psalter Hymnal. The controlling thought comes from Romans 6:3-5, in which Paul teaches that in baptism we are united with Christ in his resurrection–that is the basis for our new life. Like 269, this song ends each stanza with a note of praise–in this case with an "alleluia" refrain line.

Liturgical Use:
Infant or adult baptism; Easter.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook



Charles V. Stanford (b. Dublin, Ireland, 1852; d. Marylebone, London, England, 1924) composed ENGELBERG as a setting for William W. How's "For All the Saints" (505). The tune was published in the 1904 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern with no less than six different musical settings. It is clearly…

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Instances (1 - 27 of 27)

Catholic Book of Worship III #398

Chalice Hymnal #376

Christian Worship #683

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #635


Evangelical Lutheran Worship #449

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Glory to God #485

Hymnal Supplement 98 #846

Hymnal Supplement II #72

Hymnal #443

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #389

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #635


Lift Up Your Hearts #795

Lutheran Service Book #603

Moravian Book of Worship #366

One in Faith #508

Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #271

Rejoice in the Lord #528

RitualSong (2nd ed.) #1019

RitualSong #906

The Book of Praise #522

The Hymnal 1982 #296

The Presbyterian Hymnal #495


The United Methodist Hymnal #610

Together in Song #489

Voices United #448

Worship (3rd ed.) #721

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #231

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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