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206. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

1 Christ the Lord is risen today, alleluia!
earth and heaven in chorus say, alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high; alleluia!
sing, ye heavens and earth reply: alleluia!

2 Love's redeeming work is done, alleluia!
fought the fight, the battle won, alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, alleluia!

3 Lives again our glorious King, alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once he died our souls to save, alleluia!
Where's thy victory, boasting grave? Alleluia!

4 Soar we now where Christ has led, alleluia!
following our exalted head, alleluia!
Made like him, like him we rise, alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, alleluia!

5 Hail, the Lord of earth and heaven, alleluia!
Praise to thee by both be given, alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, alleluia!
Hail the Resurrection, thou, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Christ the Lord is risen today
Title: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Author: Charles Wesley (1707-1788) (alt.)
Meter: 77 77 with Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Easter (season)
Tune Information
Composer: Robert Williams (1781?-1821)
Harmonizer: John Roberts (1822-1877)
Composer (descant): S. Drummond Wolff (1916-)
Meter: 77 77 with Alleluias
Copyright: Descant © 1987 Concordia Publishing House

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