I KNOW that my Redeemer lives:
   What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, Who once was dead;
He lives, my everlasting Head.
2  He lives, triumphant from the grave;
He lives, eternally to save;
He lives, all glorious in the sky;
He lives, exalted there on high.
3  He lives to bless me with His love,
And still He pleads for me above;
He lives to raise me from the grave,
And me eternally to save.
4  He lives, my kind, wise, constant Friend;
Who still will keep me to the end;
He lives, and while He lives I’ll sing,
Jesus, my Prophet, Priest, and King.
5  He lives my mansion to prepare;
And He will bring me safely there;
He lives, all glory to His name!
Jesus, unchangeably the same!
Samuel Medley, 1738-99