Antique Hymn Book Page – I Know That my Redeemer Lives

 It’s so good to be home!  My youngest son had a basketball tournament in Kansas City this weekend.  The 4 hour drive up there on Thursday was fine, but with snowstorm “Thor”, it made the drive back home go slower.  We didn’t really hit too much snow along the way, until it started picking up when we got closer to home.

I love going away for little trips, but it’s always so nice to get back home.  I was hoping to hit some antique stores while we were there, but there just wasn’t enough time.

I have lots and lots of antique hymn books, but this page came from one of my favorites, because I love the fancy font used for the titles.  I’m not familiar with this hymn.  Are any of you?

antique hymn book page I Know That my Redeemer Lives

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  1. Yes…..”Samuel Medley, the author of the lyrics to “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” was born in England, just north of London, in 1738. Although he was raised by a family of faithful Christians, Medley chose not to practice religion during much of his youth. However, in 1759 he witnessed a miracle, and it changed the course of his life.

    Medley, who at that time was a member of the British navy, was aboard a ship that was engaged in heavy battle with a French ship. The fierce battle left his leg severely wounded. The wound worsened as time went on, and one day the ship’s doctor declared that the leg must be amputated to save Medley’s life. The doctor explained that if there was no improvement by the next day, he would be forced to amputate.

    Medley spent that night pondering his family’s Christian teachings and praying fervently that his life and leg would be spared. The next morning, the doctor examined the leg and found that it had miraculously improved so much that amputation was unnecessary.

    The miraculous healing was the catalyst for Medley’s decision to live a Christ-centered life. He went on to preach many sermons and write several religious texts.”

    It appears that he wrote this after he was healed….by some “miracle”. We all know who performed that miracle.

    Treasures by Renee

  2. Praise our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ for His mercy and kindness towards us sinners~ saved only by the great gift of His grace and faith. Sorry to go on … our services were cancelled because of the snow storm and found I just had to worship.

  3. You’re a good Mom to do all of that for your son and what a great way to bond! This will be a day your son will carry with him for years to come…he’ll never forget how you drove all that way in a snowstorm and spent the entire day to ensure he was happy!

    This is a lovely looking piece of sheet music and I also enjoyed Renee’s detailed post about the composer…a nice way to start off a Sunday!

  4. I wasn’t familiar with it but love that Renee shared the story behind it. Yes I believe in miracles! God works them every day 🙂
    Glad you had a brief little trip in support of your son and got back home safe. I miss those days…Have a blessed day Angie!

  5. Margaret says

    We sang this hymn for closing at our sacrament meeting today, though I think in the LDS version the music is slightly different. Thanks for posting this for us; I LOVE the printables especially for music both secular & religious.

  6. I was raised Catholic, attending church on Sundays with my maternal grandmother. I called her “Mama” and loved (still love) her dearly. When I was ten years old my family was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We are often referred to as Mormons. This hymn is found in our hymnal and became my Mama’s favorite. My sister and I sang it at her funeral. Thank you to Renee who shared its story with us and thanks to Angie for sharing the hymnal page.

  7. One of my favorites. My Grandma use to sit right next to in church and I can hear her singing it now.

  8. I love this hymn. I was born and raised Lutheran, and have been a Missouri Synod Lutheran for about the last 30, and this is a frequently sung hymn in our church. Thank you for sharing!

  9. This hymn is one of my very favorites and I can’t sing it with a dry eye. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or as the world knows it The Mormons. It sang sang quite often in out meetings. Even my little grandchildren know these beautiful words. Thanks for showing it. Jo

    • So glad you enjoyed it, Joanne! Several people have commented that they cry when they sing or hear this hymn, so it must be beautiful. I need to find an audio version so I can hear it too.

  10. Gilmer Gal says

    This is absolutely in my top ten of the “old” hymns. Brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it, and reminds me again that my God is good and very real.

  11. Michelle Buckhannon says

    Angie, just search for the title on YouTube and there are a few versions of it sung by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and by others, some put to video as well. It’s a beautiful hymn. Thanks for sharing this beautiful hymnal page!

  12. Robin Colvard says

    Yes, it’s a very personal favorite.

  13. “I Knoweth My Redeemer Lives” is often sung in our United Methodist church services. Especially at Eastertide. Lovely hymn it is! Thanks for sharing these printables!

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