103. Christ the Lord is risen again

1 Christ the Lord is ris'n again,
Christ hath broken ev'ry chain.
Hark, angelic voices cry,
singing evermore on high, Alleluia.

2 He who gave for us his life,
who for us endured the strife,
is our paschal Lamb today;
we too sing for joy, and say: Alleluia.

3 He who bore all pain and loss
comfortless upon the cross,
lives in glory now on high,
pleads for us, and hears our cry: Alleluia.

4 He whose path no records tell,
who descended into hell,
who the strongest arm hath bound,
now in highest heav'n is crowned. Alleluia.

5 He who slumbered in the grave
is exalted now to save;
now through Christendom it rings
that the Lamb is King of kings. Alleluia.

6 Now he bids us tell abroad
how the lost may be restored,
how the penitent forgiv'n,
how we too may enter heav'n. Alleluia.

7 Thou, our paschal Lamb indeed,
Christ, thy ransomed people feed;
take our sins and guilt away:
let us sing by night and day. Alleluia.

Text Information
First Line: Christ the Lord is ris'n again
Title: Christ the Lord is risen again
Author: Michael Weisse, c. 1480-1534
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: 77 77 with Alleluia
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 5:7; 1 Peter 3:18-19; John 1:29; Luke 11:22; Luke 15:24; Mark 3:27; Matthew 12:29; Revelation 5:6; Revelation 19:16
Topic: Easter; Year A: Easter 6
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WÜRTEMBERG
Meter: 77 77 with Alleluia
Key: D Major
Source: "Hundert Arien", Dresden, (1694)



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