Scripture Verse

I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. Revelation 1:18


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: Chris­tian F. Gel­lert, 1751 (Je­sus lebt, mit ihm auch ich). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Fran­ces E. Cox, Sac­red Hymns from the Ger­man, 1841.

Music: Lin­dis­farne John B. Dykes, in Grey’s Ma­nu­al of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, 1857 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Christian F. Gellert (1715–1769)


Jesus lives! no long­er now
Can thy ter­rors, death, ap­pall us;
Jesus lives! by this we know
Thou, O grave, canst not en­thrall us.

Jesus lives! hence­forth is death
But the gate of life im­mor­tal;
This shall calm our trem­bling breath,
When we pass its gloo­my por­tal.

Jesus lives! for us He died;
Then, alone to Je­sus liv­ing
Pure in heart may ab­ide,
Glory to our Sav­ior giv­ing.

Jesus lives! our hearts know well
Naught from us His love shall sev­er;
Life, nor death, nor pow­ers of hell
Tear us from His keep­ing ev­er.

Jesus lives! to Him the throne
Over all the world is giv­en;
May we go where He is gone,
Rest and reign with Him in Hea­ven.