Monday, December 10, 2012

Lyra Fidelium: ARTICLE XI. “...the resurrection of the body...”

Lyra Fidelium: Twelve Hymns on the Twelve Articles of the Apostle's Creed
by S. J. Stone, B.A.,
"I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the understanding also."
“...the resurrection of the body...”
“I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day Upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.”
[Editor's note:  In the 1866 version of Lyra Fidelium  Scriptures  were placed beside  each verse in the twelve  hymns. The Scriptures supporting each hymn are numbered below the summary.]
(Tune No. 20,)

1. WINTER in his heart of gloom
Sings the song of coming bloom:
So o'er death our souls shall sing
'Lays of the eternal spring.

2. Then decay shall be no more,
And, the weary seed-time o'er,
All the dead in Christ shall rise
For the Harvest of the skies.

3. Wheresoe'er the faithful sleep
Angels shall go forth to reap,
From the dust and 'neath the foam
They shall bring the Harvest home.

4. Bodies of the saints, whose bones
Rest beneath sepulchral stones,
Or are lost on every wind,
All, those messengers shall find.

5. All from earth to heaven shall soar
In that flesh which once they wore,
Deathless now and glorified,
Like their Lord and at His side.

6. This is life's eternal Spring!
This the coming joy we sing!
Look we ever toward this Day,
Be it near or far away!

7. 'Mid the sorrow and the strife
'Tis the music of our life,
And the song hath this refrain--
Our Redeemer comes again!  Amen.

         I believe that all men shall hereafter rise from death: that the souls separated from their bodies are in the hands of God and live, and the bodies dissolved into dust shall be re-united to their souls: that the same flesh which lived before shall be revived: that this resurrection shall be universal; that all the just shall be raised to a resurrection of life, and all the unjust to a resurrection of damnation: and that this shall be at the last day, when the trumpet shall sound.
"HE that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing."
“0h death, where is thy sting? 0h grave, where is thy victory?”
" In hope of eternal life."
"There shall be no more death."
“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy."
'The dead in Christ shall rise first."
"The harvest is the end of the world."
“Them also which sleep in JESUS will God bring with Him."
“The reapers are the Angels."
"Many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake."
“The sea gave up the dead which were in it."

“He shall send His angels, and shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of Heaven to the other."
“Death and Hell delivered up the dead which were in them.”
"Caught up ... in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air."
“In my flesh shall I see God."
“It is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory."
“We shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is."

“Hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."
“Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God."
"As sorrowful yet alway rejoicing."
" Rejoicing in hope of the glory of  God."
" I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall  stand at the latter day upon the earth."

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