1 "Christ the Lord is ris'n today!"
Saints on earth and angels say;
Raise your joys and triumphs high;
Sing, ye heav'ns, and earth, reply.
2 Love's redeeming work is done,
Fought the fight, the battle won;
Lo! Our Sun's eclipse is o'er;
Lo! He sets in blood no more.
3 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal;
Christ hath burst the gates of hell.
Death in vain forbids His rise;
Christ has opened Paradise.
4 Lives again our glorious King!
Where, O death, is now thy sting?
Once He died our souls to save;
Where thy victory, O grave?
5 Soar we now where Christ has led,
Foll'wing our exalted Head.
Made like Him, like Him we rise;
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies.
6 Hail the Lord of earth and heav'n!
Praise to Thee by both be giv'n!
Thee we greet triumphant now:
Hail, the Resurrection Thou!
6 King of glory, soul of bliss
everlasting life is this:
thee to know, thy power to prove,
thus to sing, and thus to love! Alleluia!
|First Line:||"Christ the Lord is ris'n today!"|
|Title:||Christ the Lord Is Risen Today|
|Author:||Charles Wesley, 1707-88|
|Scripture:||Luke 24:4-7; 1 Corinthians 15:55-57; 1 Peter 1:18-21; Revelation 5:9-13|
|Key:||F Major or modal|
|Source:||French, 13th cent.; The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)|