468. I Am Content! My Jesus Ever Lives

1 I am content! My Jesus ever lives,
In whom my heart is pleased.
He has fulfilled the Law of God for me,
God's wrath He hath appeased.
Since He in death could perish never,
I also shall not die forever.
I am content! I am content!

2 I am content! My Jesus is my head;
His member I shall be.
He bowed His head when on the cross He died
With cries of agony.
Now death is brought into subjection
For me by Jesus' resurrection.
I am content! I am content!

3 I am content! My Jesus is my light,
My radiant sun of grace.
His cheering rays beam blessings forth for all,
Sweet comfort, hope, and peace.
This Easter sun has brought salvation
And everlasting exultation.
I am content! I am content!

4 I am content! At length I shall be free,
Awakened from the dead,
Arising glorious evermore to be
With You, my living head.
The chains that hold my body, sever;
Then shall my soul rejoice forever.
I am content! I am content!

Text Information
First Line: I am content! My Jesus ever lives
Title: I Am Content! My Jesus Ever Lives
Author: Johann Joachim Möller, 1660-1733
Translator: August Crull, 1845-1923
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 10 6 10 6 99 44
Scripture: John 11:25-26; Romans 6:4-11; Romans 8:1-4; 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
Topic: Death and Burial
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ES IST GENUG
Composer: Johann Rudolph Ahle, 1625-73
Meter: 10 6 10 6 99 44
Incipit: 12344 52243 23554
Key: F Major or modal
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)






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