I serve a risen Savior

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I serve a risen Savior
  He's in the world today.
I know that He is living,
  Whatever men may say.
I see His hand of mercy;
  I hear His voice of cheer;
And just the time I need Him
  He's always near.
  He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
    He lives within my heart.
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In all the world around me
  I see His loving care,
And though my heart grows weary,
  I never will despair;
I know that He is leading,
  Through all the stormy blast;
The day of His appearing
  Will come at last.
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Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian,
  Lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs
  To Jesus Christ the King!
The Hope of all who seek Him,
  The Help of all who find,
None other is so loving,
  So good and kind.
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Marlene

Saint Kitts And Nevis

I learnt this song at Bryce Primary School in Jamaica. We sang it often at devotions. I love it and its message is especially meaningful at this time of year.


Betsy Wearing

Sydney, NSW, Australia

This hymn was instrumental in my seeking to know the Saviour for myself in my last years at high school. That was 70years ago. The words for me are just as true today on this Easter Day.


Fiona

Australia

I have just woken on this Easter Sunday with this song resignating my praise to the risen Lord...to sing it along with the piano was an absolute blessing to me this morning...an oldy but the words could not be truer today...how wonderful that the message sent to us thru Jesus Christ, the Son of God still as true as the day the stone was rolled away...Easter blessings to whom ever reads.


Dorine Hensel

Bell Buckle, Tennessee, United States

I love this song so much. How about you guys.


Ayi's granddaughter

My grandmother taught my siblings and me this hymn. I can still hear her singing it to us. The song just popped up in my mind tonight. I smiled at the memory... I miss her so much.


Gene Canfield

Port Orchard, Washington, United States

Was lying in bed and could not get frustrations of my work out of my mind and angrily asked God to clear my mind. He immediately brought this hymn from my childhood (I am 63) to my mind. What an answer to my prayer. We serve a risen savior not this world. What an amazing God we serve.


Fast Eddy

Palestine, Texas, United States

Every one wants to stay out of heaven, but this song bring heaven to you. Our Lord and Savior said that the kingdom of God was on the inside of us. What a wonderful experence to be able to walk in the garden early in the morning and to have Him speak to us. To have a relationship with the Most High—how wonderful!


Deladem

Accra, Ghana

I was given this by my choir master as the song for Sunday. Earlier on, I had a little problem to the extent of shedding tears and asking if Jesus is aware of what am going through. I came to search for the hymn and reading through the words, I wept more and told Jesus am sorry. I know He lives and He is aware of all. Thank You Jesus for going through with me along life's stormy way.


Fast Eddy

Palestine, Texas, United States

When we sing this song He does come alive to us. My greatest desire is to make it a heart song. Just like the birds in the tree he opens his mouth and the song burst forth. Is it so wonderful to be able to come to the living God while the dew is still on the rose. I know that I will pay dearly for this word.


Scott

Atlanta, GA, United States

My heart was most encouraged to read comments from all over the world! My prayer is one day he brings all of His people together in unity. He Lives!!!

Throughout the centuries, all the living servants of God have had this resurrected Christ living in them. I can also testify that He lives in me, enabling me to do what I never could do in myself. Hallelujah, the Lord Jesus lives! How do we know He lives? As the hymn says, we know He lives because He lives in us (Hymns, #503). We may be persecuted and opposed, and we may suffer very much. But we have the resurrected Christ in us. The more we are opposed, the more alive and active we become. Nevertheless, our testimony is this: Not I, but the grace of God with us.

Many Bible readers do not have this understanding of the word witness; even our understanding is not this deep. In Galatians 2:20 Paul said, "I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me." This is the meaning of being a witness. A witness is a person who has Christ living in him. The chorus of a hymn says, "He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! /...You ask me how I know He lives? / He lives within my heart" (Hymns, #503). His living in us proves that He has resurrected and that He is living.

This is a good hymn, and I appreciate it. The chorus says that we know Christ lives because He walks with us and talks with us. However, this is not as good as saying that we know Christ lives because He lives within our heart. In answer to the question, "How do you know Christ lives?" the chorus of this hymn answers, "He lives within my heart!" We know that the Lord lives not simply because He walks with us and talks with us, but because He lives in us.

How do you know Christ lives? You should answer this question by saying, "I know He lives because He lives in me." Likewise, if we are asked if we have seen the Lord Jesus, we should say, "Yes, I have seen the Lord, for He lives in me. Even while you are asking me this question, He lives in me. Because He lives in me, I see Him. Even now as I am speaking, I can see Him. While I am speaking to you, He is speaking to me. I am simply a transmitter speaking whatever He speaks to me."

The Lord's word, "Because I live, you shall live also," certainly was fully fulfilled on the day of Pentecost. When Peter stood up with the eleven, that was Christ in resurrection. Peter's speaking was also Christ in resurrection. If someone had asked Peter where Christ is, he might have said, "Christ is here. Don't you see me? If you see me, you see Christ because He lives in me."