History of Hymns

    I Know That My Redeemer Lives

    Episode 13


    Samuel Medley, who wrote the text for this hymn, was born in Cheshunt, England, in 1738. He practiced sinful and profane ways until his leg was wounded in a naval battle which led him to pray. When his prayer was answered, he repented and lived for the Lord. Latter-day Saint Lewis D. Edwards wrote the melody we now associate with this hymn.