Monday, January 2, 2012

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

by Kristin Baker Przybyla

When I was little, my overactive imagination often meant a lot of sleepless nights for me. I'd lie awake in bed long after midnight, with my head under the covers, terrified of whatever might be lurking under my mattress or in the closet. When I was 10 or so, I learned that reciting the words of a certain hymn comforted me and allowed me to fall asleep without fear.

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.

Now, when worries and fears of a different sort keep me awake at night, I've rediscovered the words to this wonderful song. Thank you, Samuel Medley, for writing such a sweet hymn to remind us that no matter what our struggles are, our Savior is there to comfort and guide us.

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.

4 comments:

  1. AMEN! This hymn is one of my absolute favorites for similar reasons.

    May your troubled heart be calmed and your fears be silenced at this time in your life. Isn't the Savior stunningly wonderful?

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  2. It is a great hymn. Thank you for the sweet reminder! hugs~

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  3. Kristin, you put it so well. May God bring you peace and hope. Thank you for sharing your faith.

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  4. It's amazing the peace you can feel, even during times of almost unbearable turmoil, when you put a little faith in God. Hymns are great calming tools to help remind us of our faith and that we're not alone. Although we're dealing with multiple stressful situations that are enough to tear some families apart, we're doing okay right now, through our mutual support of one another and the support of our ward leaders. :)

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