199. He Is Risen!

1. He is risen! He is risen!
Tell it out with joyful voice.
He has burst his three days’ prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice.
Death is conquered; man is free.
Christ has won the victory.

2. Come with high and holy hymning;
Chant our Lord’s triumphant lay.
Not one darksome cloud is dimming
Yonder glorious morning ray,
Breaking o’er the purple east,
Symbol of our Easter feast.

3. He is risen! He is risen!
He hath opened heaven’s gate.
We are free from sin’s dark prison,
Risen to a holier state.
And a brighter Easter beam
On our longing eyes shall stream.

Text Information
First Line: He is risen! He is risen!
Title: He Is Risen!
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818–1895
Meter: 8 7 8 7 7 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Easter; Resurrection
Notes: Additional scripture reference from LDS canon: Mosiah 16:7–9
Tune Information
Composer: Joachim Neander, 1650–1680
Meter: 8 7 8 7 7 7
Incipit: 12313 45517 65322
Key: C Major

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