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Happy Resurrection Day! Easter Blessings to you ALL – in AND out of the Sandwich Generation. I made it to early service, enjoyed lovely music and a wonderful sermon on the joys we will experience in the days and years to come, thanks to the wonderful sacrifice of our precious Savior, Jesus Christ, and HIS RESURRECTION! Praise God, He is TRULY ALIVE!
Earlier this week, I rediscovered this old Christian hymn that was a favorite of mine in my childhood. Its words and tune are simple and such a wonderful reminder of all the many blessings we receive in and through Jesus Christ. I sang this to my grandsons a couple of times this week – and look forward to sharing it with them again next year.
Here are ALL the lyrics (which are quite hard to find, I discovered. It made me REALLY appreciate my very handy Laridian Bible app with the hymnal option I added.
"I Know that My Redeemer Lives" by Samuel Medley, 1738-1799
1. I know that my Redeemer lives;
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my ever-living Head.
2. He lives triumphant from the grave,
He lives eternally to save,
He lives all-glorious in the sky,
He lives exalted there on high.
3. He lives to bless me with His love,
He lives to plead for me above.
He lives my hungry soul to feed,
He lives to help in time of need.
4. He lives to grant me rich supply,
He lives to guide me with His eye,
He lives to comfort me when faint,
He lives to hear my soul's complaint.
5. He lives to silence all my fears,
He lives to wipe away my tears
He lives to calm my troubled heart,
He lives all blessings to impart.
6. He lives, my kind, wise, heavenly Friend,
He lives and loves me to the end;
He lives, and while He lives, I'll sing;
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.
7. He lives and grants me daily breath;
He lives, and I shall conquer death:
He lives my mansion to prepare;
He Iives to bring me safely there.
8. He lives, all glory to His name!
He lives, my Jesus, still the same.
Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives,
"I know that my Redeemer lives!"
Here's a simple and lovely rendition of it. Not all of the verses but many of them!
Have a blessed and beautiful Easter, sharing a sweet spiritual legacy with your whole family in and out of the Sandwich Generation!