Minnesota Prairie Roots

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I know that my Redeemer lives March 31, 2013

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A cross in Trebon Cemetery, 10 miles northwest of Faribault in Shieldsville Township.

A cross in Trebon Cemetery, 10 miles northwest of Faribault in Shieldsville Township.

I know that my Redeemer lives;
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my ever-living head.

He lives triumphant from the grave;
He lives eternally to save:
He lives all-glorious in the sky;
He lives exalted there on high.

This, one of my favorite hymns, I sang with the congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church in Faribault this Easter Sunday morning.

The words are imprinted upon my memory from childhood Easters, of singing from the balcony of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Vesta with my Sunday School classmates.

I know that my Redeemer lives. I knew that then. I still know that now. He is risen. He is risen, indeed.

Wishing you a most blessed Easter in our risen Lord.

Copyright 2013 Audrey Kletscher Helbling

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14 Responses to “I know that my Redeemer lives”

  1. treadlemusic Says:

    One of my all time favorites, also. The ‘new’ choruses have replaced the hymns, for the most part, and I do miss them (sometimes). Blessings……

    • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

      I am very much “old church” when it comes to music. I love the old, comforting hymns. Always will.

      • treadlemusic Says:

        I really love the new music/choruses but would love a hymn or two on Christmas and Easter but I’m afraid they “threw the baby out with the bath water”!! Some time I will describe our church to you!!

      • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

        I do like some of the contemporary songs, but embrace the old and familiar, many of which we sang this a.m., Amazing Grace, among them.

  2. Beth Ann Says:

    Love this one! We did not sing it today so I got my fix here!!! Thanks for sharing one of the ones that brings a smile to my face. Happy Easter to you and yours!

    • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

      For me, it just would not be Easter without singing “I Know that My Redeemer Lives.” I think we sing it every year at Easter services, even last year at the Appleton, Wisconsin, church we attended.

  3. Jackie Says:

    Such a blessing to belong to a Savior who lives, Happy Easter Audrey !

  4. Happy Easter Audrey, it is a beautiful hymns!

  5. Marilyn Says:

    Amen and Amen.

  6. I love old hymns. I am always sad when people these days don’t know them – even my kids don’t know them as they should – so many “praise choruses” have taken their place. Hymns have such great theology!


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