Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day 16 - A Song That Makes You Cry (or nearly)

The last Sunday we were in church in Mexico, I sang "I Know that My Redeemer Lives" for the congregation. I sang the 1st & 3rd verses in English, and the 2nd & 4th verses in Spanish. The moment I started singing the 2nd verse, I began weeping. I had to speak a good portion of the rest of the song. The Spirit was strong in that room, and I enjoyed bearing my testimony (even though it is a it embarrassing to cry through a solo...):

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

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 bless in time of need.

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.
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He lives, my kind, wise heav’nly 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 Savior, still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
“I know that my Redeemer lives!”

He lives! All glory to his name!
He lives, my Savior, still the same.
Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:
“I know that my Redeemer lives!”

3 comments:

Lara said...

Luckily congregation members are usually more lenient on crying solos than laughing solos. :) I love that hymn too!

Devri said...

This one gets me too, especially the last part of the second verse about fears. So good!

Stacey said...

Love this song and love to hear you sing!