But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
Hymn: TLH 201, st. 1,5 :
Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won
1. Jesus lives! The victory’s won!
Death no longer can appall me;
Jesus lives! Death’s reign is done!
From the grave Christ will recall me.
Brighter scenes will then commence;
This shall be my confidence.
5. Jesus lives! and now is death
But the gate of life immortal;
This shall calm my trembling breath
When I pass its gloomy portal.
Faith shall cry, as fails each sense,
Jesus is my confidence!