We’re all being conditioned to faster tempos and rock-style percussion in our music. Listening to somewhat slower (and more traditional) arrangements allows the lyrics to work in your mind in a different way. If you find yourself getting fidgety, focus more on the words and treat this brief time as a meditation on our great Lord.
Be blessed today, my friends. Amen
For I know [that] my redeemer liveth, and [that] he shall stand at the latter [day] upon the earth: 26 And [though] after my skin [worms] destroy this [body], yet in my flesh shall I see God: 27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; [though] my reins be consumed within me. -Job 19:25-27
I Know that My Redeemer Lives by Samuel Medley, 1738-1799
1. 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. 2. He lives triumphant from the grave, He lives eternally to save, He lives all-glorious in the sky, He lives exalted there on high. 3. He lives to bless me with His love, He lives to plead for me above. He lives my hungry soul to feed, He lives to help in time of need. 4. He lives to grant me rich supply, He lives to guide me with His eye, He lives to comfort me when faint, He lives to hear my soul's complaint. 5. He lives to silence all my fears, He lives to wipe away my tears He lives to calm my troubled heart, He lives all blessings to impart. 6. He lives, my kind, wise, heavenly Friend, He lives and loves me to the end; He lives, and while He lives, I'll sing; He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King. 7. He lives and grants me daily breath; He lives, and I shall conquer death: He lives my mansion to prepare; He lives to bring me safely there. 8. He lives, all glory to His name! He lives, my Jesus, still the same. Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives, "I know that my Redeemer lives!" The Lutheran Hymnal Hymn #200 from Text: Job 19:25-27 Author: Samuel Medley, 1775, ab. Composer: John Hatton, 1793 Tune: "Duke Street"