I Serve A Risen Saviour / He Lives is my favourite Christian song.
If anyone thinks the lyrics wander over into sentimental subjectivity over reliance on biblical revelation I simply sing all the louder and interpret every concept presented in the song the way the Bible tells me they should be interpreted.
I also don’t know much about sheet music, but I know that when a high note has one of those inflections over it it make sure you have a lung full of breath and let it rip as long as you can hold it.

I like this YouTube rendition for a few reasons: it’s congregational, it’s uptempo (people sing hymns too slowly), and it is very well led.

The lyrics:
I serve a risen Saviour
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.

Words and Music: A. H. Ackley (1933)
Copyright: © 1933. Renewed 1961 Word Music, LLC.

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