379. He is risen, he is risen!

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

2 Come with high and holy gladness,
sing our Lord's triumphant song:
not one touch of twilight sadness
dims his resurrection morn;
brightly dawns the radiant east,
brighter far our Easter feast.

3 He is risen, he is risen!
he has opened heaven's gate:
we are free from sin's dark prison,
risen to a holier state;
soon a brighter Easter beam
on our longing eyes shall stream.

Text Information
First Line: He is risen, he is risen!
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818-95 (alt.)
Meter: 87.87.77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Death; Easter; Jesus Christ: Lordship (6 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Joachim Neander, 1650-80
Meter: 87.87.77
Key: B♭ Major
Source: 'Gesangbuch', Darmstadt, 1698

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