Unless you are in our church or have one of our hymnals, you don’t know this hymn — but now you can learn it! We took the words from a great old hymn by Samuel Medley and recast them to fit Jeremiah Clarke’s “Trumpet Tune in D Major” (the tune is sometimes attributed to Henry Purcell). You can click on the video to play the tune and sing along — you’ll just have to click play again for each verse.
The emphasis of this hymn is on the fact that the Risen Jesus lives for me. A great message with great music.
This I Know That My Redeemer Lives
This I know that my Redeemer lives;
What glorious joy the blest assurance gives!
Jesus lives, he lives who once was dead,
He lives for me, my conq’ring ever living Head!
Jesus lives, all glory to His name!
Yes, Jesus lives, my Saviour still the same.
And oh, what peace and blessed joy this great assurance gives,
‘Tis true, I know that Jesus my Redeemer lives!
Jesus lives to bless me with his love,
He lives to plead for me with God above,
Jesus lives, my hungry soul to feed,
He lives for me, to help in ev’ry time of need.
Jesus lives to grant me rich supply,
He lives to guide me always with His eye,
Jesus lives to silence all my fears,
He lives for me, the One who wipes away my tears.
Jesus lives, and grants me daily breath;
He lives, and through him I shall conquer death:
Jesus lives, my mansion to prepare;
He lives for me, one day I’ll meet Him in the air.
From Samuel Medley, 1738-1799
Jeremiah Clark, 1670-1707