Jesus lives! (Myles Birket Foster)

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  • (Posted 2021-01-15)  CPDL #62375:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-01-15).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 231 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Jesus lives!
Composer: Myles Birket Foster
Lyricist: Frances Elizabeth Cox

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with S or T solo.
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1910 Novello's Octavo Anthems no.971
Description: The lyrics are a translation of a hymn by Christian Fürchtegott Gellert.

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Original text and translations

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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.
Alleluia! Amen.