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Sunday, April 24, 2011


When I was a child we attended church at the quintessential little white church.  It really looked like a picture from Norman Rockwell's America.  As we entered the church at sunrise on Easter morn, the choir sang I Know That My Redeemer  Lives.  You could feel the Holy Spirit's presence. 

I Know that My Redeemer Lives
By: Samuel Medley

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 exalted, throned above;
He lives to rule his Church in love.
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 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, 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;
What joy this blest assurance gives:
I know that my Redeemer lives!

Hymn # 264 from Lutheran Worship
Author: attr. John Hatton

May you all have a joyous and blessed Easter!


  1. Happy Easter, dear Jane! Grateful for the sunshine and friends like you!

  2. So nice to read the encouraging words of that wonderful old Hymn. I can just hear the congregation singing!

    Happy Easter Jane!!

  3. Thank you Matty! Can't wait to see the blue hair!

    Hi Sandy! The thing I miss most about that old church is the music. We were blessed with a wonderful pipe organist. And all the beautiful music of the liturgy that was written by Bach. I've never been to a church that had better music.

  4. Hi Jane, hope you are had a nice weekend and a good monday morning! The words to the hymn are very beautiful indeed. It is a beautiful morning here in Georgia, breezy and cool. I'm getting a slow start but looking forward to doing some baking and beginning of the week chores. Husband has requested and angel food cake and stuffed manicotti tonight for dinner. Both of which I haven't made in a while. Angel food cake is fun to make, I'm glad I have a good mixer, it takes all the work out of it. (I am also determined to find some time today to sit in my rocking chair on the front porch and do a little crocheting!) Have a lovely monday! Delisa :)

  5. Hi Delisa! Yum! I'll right over! I haven't made an angel food cake in decades. Sound good with some fresh strawberries. Hope you find time to do some crocheting. I love to see your lovely handiwork!

  6. Dear Jane,

    I love "I Know That My Redeemer Lives"; I have sung it every time I was in labor and having a hard time, and it really helped get me through the rough spots.



  7. The lyrics really are comforting aren't they Marqueta? Yesterday the church chimes played it often during the day. That combined with the warmth of the sun, truly felt like God's face was shining down upon us.