359. Christ the Lord is Ris'n Today

1 Christ the Lord is ris'n today! Alleluia!
All creation join to say: Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high; alleluia!
Sing, O heav'ns, and earth reply: Alleluia!

2 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal; alleluia!
Christ has burst the gates of hell! Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids his rise; alleluia!
Christ has opened Paradise. Alleluia!

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

4 Soar we now where Christ has led, alleluia!
Foll'wing 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 you by both be giv'n; Alleluia!
Risen Christ, triumphant now; Alleluia!
Ev'ry knee to you shall bow. Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Christ the Lord is ris'n today!
Title: Christ the Lord is Ris'n Today
Author: Charles Wesley (1739, alt.)
Meter: with Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Easter; Christian year--Easter
Tune Information
Composer: Robert Williams (1817)
Harmonizer: David Evans, 1874-1948 (alt.)
Meter: with Alleluias
Key: G Major
Source: From the Revised Church Hymnary (1927)
Copyright: Used by permission of Oxford University Press

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