490. Jesus Lives! The Victory's Won

1 Jesus lives! The vict'ry's won!
Death no longer can appall me.
Jesus lives! Death's reign is done!
From the grave Christ will recall me.
Brighter scenes will then commence;
This shall be my confidence.

2 Jesus lives! To Him the throne
High above all things is given.
I shall go where He is gone,
Live and reign with Him in heaven.
God is faithful; doubtings, hence!
This shall be my confidence.

3 Jesus lives! For me He died;
Hence will I, to Jesus living,
Pure in heart and act abide,
Praise to Him and glory giving.
All I need God will dispense;
This shall be my confidence.

4 Jesus lives! I know full well
Nothing Me from me shall sever,
Neither death nor pow'rs of hell
Part me now from Christ forever.
God will be my sure defense;
This shall be my confidence.

5 Jesus lives! And now is death
But the gate of life immortal;
This shall calm my trembling breath
When I pass its gloomy portal.
Faith shall cry, as fails each sense,
Jesus is my confidence!

Text Information
First Line: Jesus lives! The vict'ry's won!
Title: Jesus Lives! The Victory's Won
Author: Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, 1715-69
Translator: Frances E. Cox, 1812-97
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 78 78 77
Scripture: Romans 8:11; Romans 8:35-39; 2 Corinthians 5:15; Philippians 1:20-21
Topic: Death and Burial
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: JESUS, MEINE ZUVERSICHT
Composer: Johann Crüger, 1598-1662
Meter: 78 78 77
Key: C Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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