Friday, 28 March 2008

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus - 6

Jesus lives! thy terrors now
Can, O Death, no more appal us;
Jesus lives! by this we know
Thou, O grave, canst not enthral 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 Saviour 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 is gone,
Rest and reign with him in heaven.


John the organist said...

Top favourite Easter hymn - to be sung at my funeral please! John

Peter Simpson said...

I have sung this hymn at two funerals to date - it is a superb choice. 'Thine be the glory' is another very suitable hymn.