Author of the Lyrics
The author of the encouraging
words of the "My Redeemer Lives" lyrics, Samuel Medley (June 23, 1738-July 17, 1799),
was born in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England and
achieved fame as a Baptist pastor and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "My Redeemer Lives", John C. Hatton (September 25, 1710 (Date Baptised)-December 1793),
was born in Warrington, Lancashire, England and
became famous as a Presbyterian musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: My Redeemer Lives
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Samuel Medley (June 23, 1738
to July 17, 1799)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: John C. Hatton (September 25, 1710 (Date Baptised) to
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "I know that my Redeemer lives; What comfort this sweet sentence gives"
First Publication Date:
My Redeemer Lives Lyrics
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 head.
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 help in time of need.
He lives triumphant from the grave,
He lives eternally to save,
He lives all glorious in the sky,
He lives exalted there on high.
He lives to grant me rich supply,
He lives to guide me with His eye,
He lives to comfort me when 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 all blessings to impart.
He lives, my kind, wise, heavenly friend,
He lives and loves me to the end;
He lives, and while He lives, I'll sing;
He lives, my prophet, priest, and king.
He lives and grants me daily breath;
He lives, and I shall conquer death:
He lives my mansion to prepare;
He lives to bring me safely there.
He lives, all glory to His name!
He lives, my Jesus, still the same.
Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives,
I know that my Redeemer lives!