In the Resurrection   2 comments

Trinity Church Yard

Above:  Trinity Church Yard, Stratford-on-Avon, England, Between 1890 and 1900

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-ppmsc-08870

An anonymous Slovakian hymn, 1674

English translation (1939) by John Bajus (1901-1971)

Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America

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1.  In the resurrection,

In the resurrection,

We do trust.

From the dust

Shall this body this hope we cherish–

Rise before God clothed in pure perfection.

Jesus, Lord,

Help afford;

Oh, save us lest we perish.

2.  Earth receives the mortal,

Earth receives the mortal.

Do not doubt this,

While is bliss,

Cleansed of sin and crowned with peace eternal,

There serenely rests the soul immortal.

Oh, rejoice,

Praises voice–

‘Tis saved from foes infernal.

3.  Such rest we shall enter,

Such rest we shall enter,

And then rise

To the skies

When the Savior’s call “Come forth” shall waken

Both the blessed dead and bold dissenter.

Lord of Life,

In our strife

Oh, leave us not forsaken!

4.  When we die, dear Savior,

When we die, dear Savior,

Grant, we pray,

On that day

That from sorrow Thou wilt lead in mercy

To the joy before Thy throne forever.

At Thy side,

Glorified,

Oh, may we ever praise Thee!

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