Jesus Lives! No Longer Now   3 comments

Resurrection of Christ and Women at the Tomb Fra Angelico

Above:  Resurrection of Christ and Women at the Tomb

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German Text (1757) by Christian Furchtegott Gellert (1715-1769)

English Translation by Frances Elizabeth Cox (1812-1897) in Sacred Hymns from the German (1841)

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1.  Jesus lives! no longer now

Can thy terrors, Death, appal me;

Jesus lives! and this I know,

From the dead he will recall me;

Brighter scenes will then commence;

This shall be my confidence.

2.  Jesus lives! to Him the throne

Over all the world is given;

I shall go where He is gone,

Live and reign with Him in heaven:

God is pledged:  weak doubtings, hence!

This shall be my confidence.

3.  Jesus lives! who now despairs,

Christ and God’s own honour spurneth;

Grace his plighted word declares,

Towards each sinner that returneth;

God through Christ forgives offence;

This shall be my confidence.

4.  Jesus lives, who died for me;

Then, alone to Jesus living,

Pure in heart I’ll ever be,

‘Gainst temptation firmly striving:

God will be my sure defence;

This shall be my confidence.

5.  Jesus lives! I know full well,

Nought my heart from Him shall sever;

Life nor death, nor powers of hell,

Joy nor grief shall move me ever;

Freely God doth grace dispense;

This shall be my confidence.

6.  Jesus lives! henceforth is death

But the gate of life immortal;

This shall calm my trembling breath,

When I pass its gloomy portal:

“Lord,” I’ll cry, as fails each sense,

“Lord, Thou art my confidence!”

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