477. Christ Is Risen

1 Christ is risen, Christ is risen!
Tell it with a joyful voice.
Christ has burst the three days' prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice.
Death is conquered, we are free;
Christ has won the victory.

2 Come, you sad and fearful hearted,
With glad smile and radiant brow.
Death's dark shadows have departed,
All our woes are over now;
Through the passion that he bore,
Sin and pain have pow'r no more.

3 Come with high and holy hymning;
Chant our Lord's triumphant might.
Not one gloomy cloud is dimming
That bright glorious morning light
Breaking o'er the purple east,
Symbol of our Easter feast.

4 Christ is risen, Christ is risen!
And has opened heaven's gate.
We are free from evil's prison,
Risen to a holier state;
And a brighter Easter beam
On our longing eyes shall stream.

Text Information
First Line: Christ is risen, Christ is risen!
Title: Christ Is Risen
Author: Cecil F. Alexander, 1818-1898 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Topic: Easter
Tune Information
Composer: Joachim Neander, 1650-1680
Meter: 87 87 77
Key: B♭ Major

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