Scripture Verse

I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore. Revelation 1:18

Introduction

Words: Chris­tian Gre­gor, 1778 (Hal­le­lu­jah! der Hei­land lebt). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish in the Mo­ra­vi­an Hymn Book, 1801, num­ber 131.

Music: Lind­sey House James Hut­ton, Tunes for the Hymns 1744 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Gregor (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
James Hutton
1715–1795

Lyrics

Sing hallelujah, Christ doth live,
And peace on earth restore;
Come, ransomed souls, and glo­ry give,
Sing, worship, and adore;
With grateful hearts to Him we pay
Our thanks in humble wise;
Who aught unto our charge can lay?
’Tis God that justifies.

Who can condemn, since Christ was dead,
And ever lives to God?
Now our whole debt is fully paid,
He saves us by His blood;
The ransomed hosts in earth and Hea­ven
Through countless choirs pro­claim,
He hath redeemed us; praise be given
To God and to the Lamb.

In all we do, constrained by love,
We’ll joy to Him afford,
And to God’s will obedient prove
Through Je­sus Christ our Lord;
Sing hallelujah, and adore
On earth the Lamb once slain,
Till we in Hea­ven shall ev­er­more
Exalt His name, Amen.