Jesus lives! (Myles Birket Foster)
- (Posted 2021-01-15) CPDL #62375:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-01-15). Score information: A4, 10 pages, 231 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1910 Novello's Octavo Anthems no.971
Description: The lyrics are a translation of a hymn by Christian Fürchtegott Gellert.
Original text and translations
Jesus lives! no longer now
can thy terrors, death, 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.
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.