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18 April 2010

Jesus Lives! Thy Terrors Now

Jesus lives! thy terrors now
can no longer, death, appall us;
Jesus lives! by this we know
thou, O grave, canst not enthrall us.

Jesus lives! henceforth is death
but the gate of life immortal;
this shall calm our trembling breath
when we pass its gloomy portal.

Jesus lives! for us he died;
then, alone to Jesus living,
pure in heart may we abide,
glory to our Savior giving.

Jesus lives! our hearts know well
nought from us his love shall sever;
life, nor death, nor powers of hell
tear us from his keeping ever.

Jesus lives! to him the throne
over all the world is given:
may we go where he has gone,
rest and reign with him in heaven.

Text: Jesus lebt, mit ihm auch ich, by Christian Friedrich Gellert (1757), tr. Frances Elizabeth Cox (1841)

Music: ST ALBINUS 78.78 + Alleluia, Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876)

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