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Mormons Believe In Jesus ChristSeveral weeks ago on a flight from Salt Lake City to Portland, Oregon, I happened to overhear a conversation behind me. A traveler who had just visited the Mormon sites in Salt Lake declared to the person next to him his surprise that Mormons believe in Jesus Christ.

The real name of our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (not the nickname Mormons), includes the name of our Lord and Savior, so there is no doubt in the minds of members of our church that Jesus Christ is cornerstone of our religion.

One of the original songs in our hymnal, compiled by Emma Smith in 1835, exemplifies our feelings about Jesus Christ. “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” is found on page 136 in our present hymn book. The text was written by Samuel Medley (1738-1799), a Baptist minister in Liverpool, England.

Here is the first verse of this musical testimony of the Savior.

I know that my redeemer lives.

What comfort this sweet sentence gives.

We, as member’s of Christ’s church, take great comfort in the fact that our Redeemer lives.

He lives, he lives who once was dead.

He lives my ever living head.

We bear testimony that our Savior died for us and was resurrected. As we turn to Him, He guides our lives.

He lives to bless me with his love.

He lives to plead for me above.

His Atonement was a gift of love for all mankind and enables us to return to our Heavenly Father.

He lives my hungry soul to feed.

He lives to bless in time of need.

He fills our hungry souls with peace and comfort as we drop our burdens at His feet.

(Below are the last three versus of this glorious testimony of our love for Jesus Christ.)

The church we belong to does believe in Jesus Christ, as this poetic music bears record. I know that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. He atoned for my sins so that I may return to live with my Heavenly Father when my time on earth is completed. I worship Him with all my heart and am grateful for His love and guidance in my life. I’m a Mormon and Mormons believe in Jesus Christ.

Here are links to the hymn itself and the musical rendition of the song along with its history.

http://www.lds.org/music/library/hymns/i-know-that-my-redeemer-lives?lang=eng

http://www.mormonchannel.org/history-of-hymns/13

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.

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.

 

He lives, my kind, wise heav’nly 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.

Oh, sweet the joy this sentence gives:

“I know that my Redeemer lives!”

He lives! All glory to his name!

He lives my Savior still the same.

Oh sweet the joy this sentence gives:

“I know that my Redeemer lives!”

 

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