Week 5 – Retuned Hymns for Easter
This week we’ll be exploring retuned hymns on the Resurrection. First up is this beautiful text from Samuel Medley retuned by the Welcome Wagon on their second record Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices, aka PRASD. The text is a wide exploration of life with the risen, ascended Lord. I love when you consider the whole 8 verses how Medley begins and ends the hymn expressing his joy and worship in the writing “Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives, I know that my Redeemer lives!”
1 I know that my Redeemer lives;
what comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my everliving 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.
6 He lives, my kind, wise, heav’nly 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 lives 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!”
words: Samuel Medley, 1775
music: Vito Aiuto,
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