He Is Arisen! Glorious Word!

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He is arisen! Glorious Word!
Now reconciled is God, my Lord;
the gates of heav'n are open.
My Jesus did triumphant die,
and Satan's arrows broken lie,
destroyed hell's fiercest weapon.
O hear what cheer!
Christ victorious, rising glorious,
life is giving.
He was dead but now is living!

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #461

Translator: George Taylor Rygh

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Author: Birgitte Katerine Boye

Birgitte was born on March 7, 1742, in Gen­tofte, Den­mark. She was the daughter of Jens Jo­han­sen. Boye mar­ried a su­preme court judge in Co­pen­ha­gen, Den­mark. She found time to study German, French and English and translated hymns into Danish from these languages. As a hym­nist, she was in­volved with Guld­bergs og Har­boes Psalm­e­bog (Ove Guld­berg’s and Lud­vig Har­boe’s Psalt­er), to which she con­trib­ut­ed 146 hymns. She al­so pro­duced "na­tion­al dra­ma­tic writ­ing." She died on Oc­to­ber 17, 1824. Sources: Julian, p. 1001 & Stulken, p. 145  Go to person page >

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First Line: He is arisen! Glorious Word!
Title: He Is Arisen! Glorious Word!
Danish Title: Han er opstanden! Store Bud!
Translator: George Taylor Rygh
Author: Birgitte Katerine Boye
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Adapting a tune written for Psalm 100 found in Wolff Köphel's Psalter (1538), Nicolai composed WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET, which was published with the text in 1599. Although the tune was originally more varied rhythmically, the hymnal version here is isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) and set to the rich ha…

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Christian Worship (1993) #162

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Christian Worship #461

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The Cyber Hymnal #2426

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