245. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!

1 "Christ the Lord is risen today!" Alleluia!
All creation, join to say: Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, O 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 your sting? Alleluia!
Jesus died, our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where your victory, O grave? Alleluia!

4 Hail the Lord of earth and heaven! Alleluia!
Praise to you by both be given, Alleluia!
Every knee to you shall bow, Alleluia!
Risen Christ, triumphant now. Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: "Christ the Lord is risen today!"
Title: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
Author: Charles Wesley (1739, alt.)
Meter: with alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
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Topic: Christian Year: Easter Vigil; Christian Year: Resurrection/Easter; Jesus Christ: Resurrection (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Robert Williams (1817)
Harmonizer: David Evans (1927)
Meter: with alleluias
Key: F Major
Copyright: Harm. © 1927 Oxford University Press

Text Information:

Originally printed as eleven four-line stanzas without alleluias, this Easter text was written during the first year following the author’s life-changing conversion experience, yet it already shows his enduring emphasis on the theme of love. This lively Welsh tune sets it well.

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