A Hymn for Meditation

hymnalThine Is the Glory
By Edmund Louis Budry

1. Thine is the glory,
Risen, conqu’ring Son;
Endless is the vict’ry
Thou o’er death hast won.
Angels in bright raiment
Rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes
Where Thy body lay.

2. Lo! Jesus meets us,
Risen, from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us,
Scatters fear and gloom;
Let His church with gladness
Hymns of triumph sing,
For her Lord now liveth;
Death hath lost its sting.

3. No more we doubt Thee,
Glorious Prince of Life!
Life is naught without Thee;
Aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conqu’rors,
Through Thy deathless love;
Bring us safe through Jordan
With Thy power and love.

Chorus:
Thine is the glory,
Risen, conqu’ring Son;
Endless is the vict’ry
Thou o’er death hast won.

Text from http://www.scriptureandmusic.com/
Hymn text is in the public domain

 

Why is it so important to human beings that Christ has conquered death?

What makes human beings think they should live forever? (Hint – see Genesis 2:16-17 – the command punished disobedience with death. Then view Genesis 2:22-23 where it is clear that the tree of life that gave eternal life was always available to humans while they were in the garden.)

What elements of the story of the resurrection are referenced in this hymn?

What is the “doubt,” mentioned in verse 3, that is blown away by the resurrection?

What is your favorite resurrection hymn? Why? Please share it in the comments.

 

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