For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. ~ Titus 2:11-14
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 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 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 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!”
~ Samuel Medley (1775)