311. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

1 Christ the Lord is ris'n today;
Christians, haste your vows to pay;
Make your joy and praises known
At the Paschal Victim's throne.
For the sheep the Lamb has bled,
Sinless in the sinner's stead.
Christ the Lord is ris'n on high;
Now he lives, no more to die.

2 Christ, the Victim undefiled,
God and sinners reconciled,
When in fierce and bloody strife
Met together death and life.
Christians, on this happy day
Raise your hearts with joy and say:
"Christ the Lord is ris'n on high;
Now he lives, no more to die."

3 Say, O wond'ring Mary, say
What you saw along your way.
"I beheld the glory bright
Of the risen Lord of light,
Empty tomb and angels seen
Where Christ's body once had been.
Christ my hope, raised gloriously,
Makes his way to Galilee."

4 Christ, who once for sinners bled,
Now the first-born from the dead,
Throned in endless might and pow'r,
Lives and reigns for evermore.
Hail, eternal Hope on high!
Hail, O King of victory!
Hail, our Prince of life adored!
Show us mercy, gracious Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Christ the Lord is ris'n today
Title: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Author (attributed to): Wipo of Burgundy, d.1048
Translator: Jane E. Leeson, 1809-1881 (alt.)
Meter: 77 77 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Easter Vigil; Easter Season: Resurrection; Faith (11 more...)
Source: Victimae paschali laudes
Tune Information
Meter: 77 77 D
Incipit: 51321 71132
Key: G Major
Source: Wirth's Katholisches Gesangbuch, 1859; revised in Catholic Youth's Hymn Book, 1871

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