Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Hymn lyrics by Charles Wesley,
Music: Easter Hymn, composer unknown
Verse 1
  • Christ, the Lord, is ris’n 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
  • Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
  • Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
  • Lo! the Sun’s eclipse is o’er, Alleluia!
  • Lo! He sets in blood no more, Alleluia!
Verse 3
  • Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!
  • Christ hath burst the gates of hell, Alleluia!
  • Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia!
  • Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!
Verse 4
  • Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
  • Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
  • Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!
  • Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!
Verse 5
  • Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!
  • Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
  • Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
  • Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!
Verse 6
  • Hail, the Lord of earth and Heav’n, Alleluia!
  • Praise to Thee by both be giv’n, Alleluia!
  • Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
  • Hail, the resurrection, thou, Alleluia!
Verse 7
  • King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia!
  • Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
  • Thee to know, Thy power to prove, Alleluia!
  • Thus to sing and thus to love, Alleluia!
Verse 8
  • Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
  • Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
  • Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
  • Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!
Verse 9
  • But the pains that He endured, Alleluia!
  • Our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
  • Now above the sky He’s King, Alleluia!
  • Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!
Verse 10
  • Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
  • Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
  • Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
  • Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

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