I serve a risen Savior

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.
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.
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.
Velma Phillips

When I awakened this morning and thought of my eye surgery tomorrow morning, I became a little anxious. As I prayed for calm and peace, the words, "He walks with me, He talks with me along life's narrow way " came into my head. I was reminded of His everlasting presence and His blessed assurance thus allowing me to calm my anxiety. I am grateful to God that I am able to have this surgery to improve my vision. I am also grateful for this site because I couldn't remember the rest of the lyrics. Thank you. I'm sure this song will be playing in my head tomorrow morning.


one of the greatest hymns of all!

Ziting Wang

Bethany, Connecticut, United States

I'm serving the piano now and the first song that comes up is this! I enjoy this song very much and sing it with my friends sometimes.

Dee Gray

Cedar Rapids, IA, United States

I grew singing this hymn in Riverview Baptist, Ft Dodge IA. My mom was the pianist. Last couple of days this song has been going thru my head & decided to look the lyrics up. PTL I found this site.

Mom passed on last month. When I played the piano music, the tears welled up. I flashbacked and envisioned Mom playing again. How much she must be enjoying playing for our Risen Saviour.

Mary I Stewart

Durham, NC, United States

He woke me with this blessed song the other morning. Truly, I do know how powerfully indeed He does live today as ever before. He'll draw nigh an show you His vastness if with your whole heart, soul and mind, you will draw nigh unto Him!! If I could run, I'd be runinnig with Him in the lead and He does lead you know. His glorious presence fills my soul, come what may, it is He Who blesses every day!! 🎶🎶He lives!!🎶🎶He lives!!🎶🎶. We as His have reason to rejoice, come what may!! Hope to see Him, yes, one fine day!! Could it be today? Could it be years from now?? We never can know. I can't praise Him enough for looking my way. I moved back and forth to' one day, His unconditional love help me to settle it with Him!! Now, whatever time holds, He IS MY ALL IN ALL!! He'll take you as far and deep as you let Him, He'll walk you through fires you never knew could be but always allow you to know, He Lives! Thanking my God for sending His Son Jesus on our behalf. He's risen! He lives🎶!

Joseph Yabai

Keningau, Sabah, Malaysia

This is the song that we regularly sang during our Nurses' Christian Fellowship at the Nurses' Home, Queen Elizabeth Hospital in North Borneo Sabah


Tacoma, WA, United States

This hymm goes so far back. We always sang it at the top of our lungs. I'm 55 and on this Easter morning this is what God put in my mind so I sang it proud and loud. God bless these hymns.

Ruth Cain

Midwest City, Oklahoma, United States

Mickey Gaines of Odessa, Texas - we surely would love to hear your status and perhaps your testimony? I am healed of metastatic cancer - given 2, maximum 4 weeks to live and it's been over 20 years! So God can show us new levels of living in Him and He in us! Also, if anyone knows more about the origins of this song, I would love to know more as I also report the origin of a hymn before we sing it and it makes it richer! May The Lord bless you today!


Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Praying for Mickey and Paige (Our Good God accepts retro prayer, time is no barrier for Him)

Woke up at 3am for no reason I know of, so I bowed down to pray. When I went back to lay down He flooded my mind with this old hymn. I love it and I love our Risen Savior, He Lives! Blessings Brothers and Sisters!

Maiyo Wilson

Nairobi, Kenya

This is a lovely hymn.

God bless you for the good work.

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."