Monday, April 5, 2010

My new favorite

After a really sweet experience with Reed and this song, and after having had two recent chances to sing it and closely examine the lyrics, I Know That My Redeemer Lives is safely my favorite hymn.

It fixes me.

It reaches into my soul and heals all the little broken parts, and I feel peace start from the top of my head to the bottom of my toes.

How couldn't I feel that way, with lyrics like this?

I know that my redeemer lives
What comfort this sweet sentence gives
He lives! He lives who once was dead
He lives! my ever-living friend

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 bless in time of need

He lives! To grant me
He lives! To guide me with his light
He lives! To comfort me went faint
He lives! To hear my soul's complaint

He lives! To silence all my fears
He lives! To wipe away my tears
He lives! To calm my troubled heart
He lives! With blessings to impart

He lives to calm my troubled heart--that is His purpose, all those things listed in every verse.
He literally lives for us.


Anna said...

It is one of my favorites too. A beautiful hymn, and I have very fond memories of the house filled with it while Grandma played the organ, I believe it was her very favorite too.

Shayanne Snodgress said...

I love you. It's one of my favorites also. What a sweet feeling to know that He LIVES! I love knowing He is here for all of us and just wants us all to return to Him someday.

Kate said...

Thanks so much for that. I don't know what I would do without my Savior that is for sure, I especially needed to be reminded today. Thanks.

Kelly said...

Thanks Rae, that made my day! So it's going to be a great day! Loves.