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He Lives and Reigns

When in the grave the Savior lay

Author: James L. Elderdice (1917)
Tune: [When in the grave the Savior lay]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. When in the grave the Savior lay,
Death triumphed for an hour,
But soon the Lord of life arose,
And passed beyond its power.

Yes, he broke death’s mighty sway,
Passed to realms of endless day,
Hallelujah to the Savior,
For He lives, He lives to reign for aye.

2. So shall the dead in Christ arise,
According to His Word,
Pass far beyond earth’s night, to be
Forever with the Lord. [Refrain]

3. Beyond the darkness of the tomb,
Beyond all pain and sin,
There safe in peace to rest at home,
Heav’n’s gates to pass within. [Refrain]

Author: James L. Elderdice

Early 20th Century Pseudonym: Hermit. Elderdice was both a minister and medical doctor. His works include: Malcha Mechica, 1895 --www.hymntime.com/tch/… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When in the grave the Savior lay
Title: He Lives and Reigns
Author: James L. Elderdice (1917)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Yes, he broke death's mighty sway
Copyright: Public Domain


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