457. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

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1 Jesus Christ is ris'n today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia!

2 Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heav'nly king, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save, Alleluia!

3 But the pains which He endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured; Alleluia!
Now above the sky He’s king, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing, Alleluia!

4 Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as His love; Alleluia!
Praise Him, all ye heav'nly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Jesus Christ is ris'n today
Title: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Author (st. 4): Charles Wesley, 1707-88
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 77 77 and alleluias
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:20; Luke 24:6-7; Revelation 1:18; Psalm 98
Source: Lyra Davidica, London, 1708, Tr. sts. 1-3 alt.; Latin, 14th cent., sts. 1-3
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 77 77 and alleluias
Key: C Major
Source: Lyra Davidica, London, 1708; The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)

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