Christ has risen while earth slumbersAuthor: John L. Bell
Published in 7 hymnals
Audio files: Recording
1 Christ has risen while earth slumbers,
Christ has risen where hope died,
as he said and as he promised,
as we doubted and denied.
Let the moon embrace the blessing;
let the sun sustain the cheer;
let the world confirm the rumor:
Christ is risen, God is here!
2 Christ has risen for the people
whom he died to love and save;
Christ has risen for the women
bringing flowers to grace his grave.
Christ has risen for disciples
huddled in an upstairs room.
He whose word inspired creation
can’t be silenced by the tomb.
3 Christ has risen to companion
former friends who fear the night,
sensing loss and limitation
where their faith had once burned bright.
They bemoan what is no longer,
they expect no hopeful sign
till Christ ends their conversation,
breaking bread and sharing wine.
4 Christ has risen and forever
lives to challenge and to change
all whose lives are messed or mangled,
all who find religion strange.
Christ is risen, Christ is present
making us what he has been -
evidence of transformation
in which God is known and seen.
Source: The Faith We Sing #2115
|First Line:||Christ has risen while earth slumbers|
|Title:||Christ Has Risen|
|Author:||John L. Bell|
|Copyright:||© 1988, Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc. agent|
|Instances (7)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #430||Christ has risen while earth slumbers||Graham Maule (b. 1958); John L. Bell (b. 1949)||John L. Bell (b. 1949)||22.214.171.124 D||Acts 9:3-6; John 20:19-22; Luke 24:1-11||TRANSFORMATION||d minor or modal||English||2005|
|Gather (3rd ed.) #530||Christ has risen while earth slumbers||Christ Has Risen||John L. Bell, b. 1949||John L. Bell, b. 1949||126.96.36.199 D||Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:13-29; John 20:19-23||TRANSFORMATION||d minor or modal||2011|
|Gather Comprehensive #451||Christ has risen while earth slumbers||Christ Has Risen||John L. Bell, b. 1949||John L. Bell, b. 1949||188.8.131.52 D||Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:13-29; John 20:19-23||TRANSFORMATION||d minor or modal||English||1994|
|Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #465||Christ has risen while earth slumbers||Christ Has Risen||John L. Bell, b. 1949||John L. Bell, b. 1949||184.108.40.206 D||TRANSFORMATION||d minor or modal||English||2004|
|Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #231||Christ has risen while earth slumbers||Christ Has Risen While Earth Slumbers||John L. Bell; Graham Maule||Alfred V. Fedak||220.127.116.11 D||Matthew 17:22-23; Matthew 20:17-19; Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 8:31-32; Mark 9:30-32; Mark 10:32-34; Mark 16:1-7; Luke 18:31-34; Luke 24:1-10; Luke 24:13-29; John 20:19-23; Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:14-17; Galatians 2:20; Hebrews 2:14-17; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 John 4:9-10||SUO GAN||D Major||English||2013|
|Sing the Faith #2115||Christ has risen while earth slumbers||Christ Has Risen||John Bell||William Moore||18.104.22.168 D||HOLY MANNA||G Major||English||2003|
|The Faith We Sing #2115||Christ has risen while earth slumbers||Christ Has Risen||John Bell||William Moore||22.214.171.124 D||Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20 - 21; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8||HOLY MANNA||G Major||English||2001|