A Hymn for Meditation

hymnalI 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 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, all glory to his name;
He live, my Savior
 still the same;
What joy this blest assurance gives:
I know that my Redeemer lives!

  • Who is the Redeemer who is central to this hymn? Why is it so comforting to know the Christ lives?
  • We know very well that Christ is not visible in time and space as Jesus was. How do we know that Christ lives?
  • What does Christ do for us, because he is alive?
  • What is our natural response to the Redeemer who changes our lives now and saves us forever?
  • New Christians in countries where Christians are heavily persecuted cling to Christ in faith under the most dire conditions. What does this song say that explains their behavior?
  • Every statement in this hymn is based on teachings from the Bible. Do you know how to find all those teachings?