I Know that My Redeemer Lives

Last night my cousin Connor, my friend Brittany, Ben, and I spent a wonderful evening in Salt Lake City. We were lucky enough to attend a beautiful oratorio at the Tabernacle on Temple Square. My cousin’s old choir director has composed a Symphony entitled “Messiah in America” with all text taken straight from the Book of Mormon. The performance lasted two hours and was simply incredible as the orchestra, choir, and soloists told the story of Christ’s visit to the ancient inhabitants of the American continent. I couldn’t help but wonder – What will it be like when He comes again?
After the script had ended and the applause had quieted they favored us with a final number, the hymn “I Know that My Redeemer Lives.” I echo the words of that song;
I know that my Redeemer lives; What comfort this sweet sentence gives. He lives, He lives who once was dead. He lives, my everliving head.
He lives to silence all my fears;
He lives to stop and wipe my tears,
He lives to calm my troubled heart,
he lives all blessings to impart.
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.
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.
He lives all glory to his name,
He lives, my Savior still the same;
O the sweet joy this sentence gives,
I know that my Redeemer lives.

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