He's Risen He's Risen

He's risen, He's risen, Christ Jesus, the Lord

Author: C. F. W. Walther; Translator: A. M. Meyer (alt.)
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1 He's risen, he's risen, Christ Jesus, the Lord;
Death's prison he opened, incarnate, true Word.
Break forth, hosts of heaven, in jubilant song
And earth, sea, and mountain their praises prolong.

2 The foe was triumphant when on Calvary
The Lord of creation was nailed to the tree.
In Satan's domain his hosts shouted and jeered,
For Jesus was slain, whom the evil ones fear.

3 But short was their triumph, the Savior arose,
And death, hell, and Satan He vanquished, his foes;
The conquering Lord lifts His banner on high.
He lives, yes, he lives, and will nevermore die.

4 Oh, where is your sting, death? We fear you no more;
Christ rose, and now open is fair Eden's door.
For all our transgressions his blood does atone;
Redeemed and forgiven, we now are his own.

5 Then sing your hosannas and raise your glad voice;
Proclaim the blest tidings that all may rejoice.
Laud, honor, and praise to the Lamb that was slain;
In glory he reigns, yes, and ever shall reign.

Source: Lutheran Worship #138

Author: C. F. W. Walther

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Translator: A. M. Meyer

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First Line: He's risen, He's risen, Christ Jesus, the Lord
Title: He's Risen He's Risen
German Title: Erstanden! Erstanden!
Author: C. F. W. Walther
Translator: A. M. Meyer (alt.)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Have mercy on us, Lord
Copyright: Tr. © 1937 Concordia Publishing House



Charles Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther (b. Langenschursdorf, Saxony, 1811; d. St. Louis, MO, 1887) was an influential Lutheran theologian and leader. He studied theology at Leipzig, was ordained in 1837, and immigrated to the United States in 1839 with other orthodox Lutherans to escape from the rational…

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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #143
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #350
Lutheran Service Book #480
Lutheran Worship #138Text
Small Church Music #1839Audio
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