Jesus lives! Our Redeemer is the Living One, who conquered death and now lives on high. Because of His atoning sacrifice, life eternal awaits those of us who have put our trust in Him. After singing these truths, it seems only appropriate that the next verse of this hymn would be one of unabashed praise.
Let all rejoice!
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones; and shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart. Psalm 32:11
Praise Him, the ransomed of the earth.
Sing praise to the Lord, you His godly ones,and give thanks to His holy name. Psalm 30:4
Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones; praise is becoming to the upright. Psalm 33:1
Praise Him in a nobler song, cherubim of heavenly birth.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise Him in the heights! Praise Him, all His angels; praise Him, all His hosts! Psalm 148:1-2
Praise the victor King, whose sway sin and death and hell obey.
Sing praises to our King, sing praises. Psalm 47:6
O sing to the Lord a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him. Psalm 98:1
Hallelujah! Jesus Lives!
Words by Carl Garve
Hallelujah! Jesus lives!
He is now the Living One;
From the gloomy halls of death
Christ, the conqueror, has gone,
Bright forerunner to the skies
Of His people, yet to rise.
Jesus lives! Why do you weep?
Why that sad and mournful sigh?
He who died our Brother here
Lives our Brother still on high.
Lives forever to bestow
Blessings on His church below.
Jesus lives! And thus, my soul,
Life eternal waits for you;
Joined to Him, your living head,
Where He is, you shall be, too;
With the Lord, at His right hand,
As a victor you shall stand.
Jesus lives! Let all rejoice.
Praise Him, ransomed of the earth.
Praise Him in a nobler song,
Cherubim of heavenly birth.
Praise the victor King, whose sway
Sin and death and hell obey.
Jesus lives! To Him my heart
Draws with ever new delight.
Earthly vanities, depart,
Hinder not my heavenward flight.
Let this spirit ever rise
To its Magnet in the skies.
Hallelujah! Angels, sing!
Join with us in hymns of praise.
Let your chorus swell the strain
Which our feebler voices raise;
Glory to our God above
And on earth His peace and love!