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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Monday: No Regular Post, Enjoy This Instead

I'm taking Easter Monday as a holiday, so enjoy this instead as we continue to celebrate His resurrection! This is lyrically one of my favorite resurrection hymns. Listen to the video performance by Churchfolk while you ponder each word.

Jesus Lives and So Shall I
by Christian F. Gellert (1757)
Translator: John Dunmore Lang (1826)

Jesus lives, and so shall I.
Death, thy sting is gone forever!
He who bowed his head to die,
Lives, the bands of death to sever.
He shall raise me from the dust;
Jesus is my Hope and Trust.
Jesus is my Hope and Trust.

Jesus lives, though once he died.
In the ground he was forsaken.
Yet, the stone was rolled aside!
How the gates of hell were shaken!
Death obeys Him, yes, it must;
Jesus is my Hope and Trust.
Jesus is my Hope and Trust.

Jesus lives, and reigns supreme,
And his kingdom still remaining,
I shall also be with him,
Ever living, ever reigning.
God has promised. He is just;
Jesus is my Hope and Trust.
Jesus is my Hope and Trust.

Jesus lives, I know full well.
Naught from him my heart can sever,
Life, nor death, nor pow’rs of hell,
Joy, nor grief, henceforth forever.
None of all his saints is lost;
Jesus is my Hope and Trust.
Jesus is my Hope and Trust.


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