Now is eternal life

Now is eternal life

Author: G. W. Briggs
Tune: CHRISTCHURCH
Published in 13 hymnals

Full Text

1 Now is eternal life,
If risen with Christ we stand,
In him to life reborn,
And holden in his hand;
No more we fear death's ancient dread,
In Christ arisen from the dead.

2 For God, the living God,
Stooped down to man's estate;
By death destroying death,
Christ opened wide life's gate:
He lives, who died; he reigns on high;
Who lives in him shall never die.

3 Unfathomed love divine,
Reign thou within my heart;
From thee nor depth nor height,
Nor life nor death can part;
Our life is hid with God in thee,
Now and through all eternity.

Source: The New English Hymnal #114

Author: G. W. Briggs

George Wallace Briggs is a Canon of Worcester Cathedral and one of the most distinguished British hymn writers and hymnologists of today. Six of his hymns appear in the Episcopal Hymnal of 1940 (American). Another hymn on the Bible entitled "Word of the living God" was written for the 25th Anniversary of the British Bible Reading Fellowship and was sung in Westminster Abbey on June 5, 1947. It has been widely used since that time. Canon Briggs is a leading member of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He is also the composer of several hymn times, six of which have appeared in British hymnals. In addition to his work as a clergy man of the Church of England and an hymnologist, he has interest himself actively in the field of reli… Go to person page >

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CHRISTCHURCH


EASTVIEW

James Vernon Lee (b. Hove, Sussex, England, 1892; d. Southampton, England, 1959) originally composed EASTVIEW for the text "Rejoice, the Lord Is King" for his mother's eightieth birthday. Lee was an officer in the Brighton Battalion of the Boys' Brigade from 1910 to 1914. After service in the Britis…

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Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #211
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #392
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #152Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #480
Hymnal Supplement 98 #834
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #402
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #203
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #529
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #351
The New English Hymnal #114Text
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #385
Include 2 pre-1979 instances



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