Christ the Lord is Risen Today! | Easter Hymn of the Week

Lyrics

Verse 1
Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say: Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
sing ye heav’ns, and earth reply, Alleluia!

Verse 2
Lives again our glorious King; Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Dying once, He all doth save: Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Verse 3
Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won; Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids Him rise; Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise. Alleluia!

Verse 4
Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!
following our exalted head; Alleluia!
Made like him, like him we rise; Alleluia!
ours the cross, the grave, the skies. Alleluia!

Scripture Reference: Matt 28:1-9, Ro 6:9-10, 1 Cor 15:20-23, 54-57
Text: Charles Wesley (1739)
Music: EASTER HYMN, John Walsh (1708), altered by John Arnold (1750)
Meter: 7.7.7.7 with alleluias
Copyright: Public Domain

A quote from "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" reads "Love's redeeming work is done! Alleluia!"

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