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2863. I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Merrill)

1. I know that my Redeemer lives,
And has prepared a place for me,
And crowns of victory He gives
To those who would His children be.

Then ask me not to linger long
Amid the gay and thoughtless throng,
For I am only waiting here
To hear the summons: Child, come home;
For I am only waiting here
To hear the summons: Child, come home!

2. I’m trusting Jesus Christ for all;
I know His blood now speaks for me;
I’m listening for the welcome call,
To say: The Master waiteth thee! [Refrain]

3. I’m now enraptured with the thought,
I stand and wonder at His love—
That He from Heav’n to earth was brought,
To die, that I may live above. [Refrain]

4. I know that Jesus soon will come,
I know the time will not be long,
’Till I shall reach my heavenly home,
And join the everlasting song. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I know that my Redeemer lives
Title: I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Merrill)
Author: H. A. Merrill (1879)
Refrain First Line: Then ask me not to linger long
Language: English
Source: The Children's Hymnary (St. John, New Brunswick, Canada: W. W. Dudley, 1879)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [I know that my Redeemer lives]
Arranger: George Coles Stebbins
Incipit: 51721 16535 55654
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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