3220. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

1. Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once, upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia!

2. Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save, Alleluia!

3. But the pains which He endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation hath procured, Alleluia!
Now above the sky He’s king, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing, Alleluia!

4. Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as His love, Alleluia!
Praise Him, all you heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia
Title: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Latin Title: Surrexit Christus hodie
Author (v. 4): Charles Wesley (1740, alt.)
Meter: 77.77 alleluias
Language: English
Source: 14th Century Bohemian Latin carol; the first trans­la­tion appeared in Lyra Da­vid­i­ca, or a Col­lect­ion of Di­vine Songs and Hymns (John Walsh: 1708); Stan­zas 1-3 took their cur­rent form in The Com­pleat Psalm­ist, by John Ar­nold (Lon­don: 1749); stan­za 4 is by Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems, 1740, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: ST. JOHN DAMASCENE, Arthur H. Brown, in the appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861
Tune Information
Composer: Robert Williams (1817)
Harmonizer: John Roberts (1837)
Meter: 77.77 alleluias
Incipit: 11335 43254 34321
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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