Tuesday, June 22, 2004

He Lives

This morning I awoke with a song in my head, a song I havn't heard or listened to since I was a young boy and teenager.  The song was "He Lives", I started humming it almost the time I woke up, and my the time I was in my car going to work I was singing the words.  It was a song I loved when I was a boy.  I loved sitting by my Papa and listening to him belt out the words, I tried to sing loud enough where I could hear my own words sing, but Papa sang loud.  I loved it.  I still remembered the words too.  So tonight I've been searching webpages on it and listening to it from diffrent websites.  Found this and thought it was pretty interesting.

~He Lives 
       “Why should I worship a dead Jew?”

       This challenging question was posed by a sincere young Jewish student who had been attending evangelistic meetings conducted by the author and composer of this hymn, Alfred H. Ackley.

       Mr. Ackley’s answer to this searching question, ultimately prompted the writing of this popular gospel hymn, He Lives.

       The composer answered his inquirer: He lives! I tell you, He is not dead, but lives here and now! Jesus Christ is more alive today than ever before. I can prove it by my own experience, as well as the testimony of countless thousands.

       Mr. Ackley’s forthright, emphatic answer, together with his subsequent successful effort to win the man for Christ, flowered forth into song and crystallized into a convincing sermon in hymn on He Lives!

       So he sat down at the piano and voiced that conclusion in song. He says, The thought of His ever-living presence brought the music promptly and easily.

 

      

He Lives

      

(1) 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.

      

(2) 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.

      

(3) 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 thestormy blast

The day of His appearing

will come at last.

      

(4) 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.

5 comments:

barbpinion said...

"He Lives" is one of my favorite songs. Your mentioning it here brought tears to my eyes. How could it not? He just healed my husband from cancer a few days ago. I am still on such a spiritual high, still so in awe of HE who any time He wishes too can give new life. Love your entries very much. **Barb**

gbgoglo said...

Such a beautiful song...Love your entries, D.  Thanx for the comment you left in my journal...small treasures that are larger than life.  Blessings...gloria

viviansullinwank said...

{{{{{Derek}}}}} I sang this old favorite of mine as I read the lyrics yo posted. I'm singing it now as I type this entry. I'm so glad you posted them here!

jojolona said...

I always loved singing that song!

marywood4292 said...

THNK YOU  . GOD  HAS LITLE  ANGELS  THAT  HE   PLACES  IN YOUR LIVES TO  REMIND  YOU OF  HIS  GRACE..  TODAY  YOU WERE MY ANGEL..   AS I  SAT  TO READ THRU SOME  JOURNALS  THE  ANGEL  LED ME TO YOURS.  WHAT A   BLESSING  IT  WAS. I LOVED THE  WORDS TO THE SONG. ALTHO  I DONT  RECALL  EVER HEARING IT, THE TUNE  DIDNT MATTER. THANK YOU AND  GOD  BLESS. YOU HAVE  BROUGHT  GODS  GRACE AND MERCY  A LITTLE  CLOSER TO MY  LIFE.   PEACE

MARY L. WOOD
NORTH CAROLINA
BLACK FEMALE-- AGE 44