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217. Christ the Lord Is Risen Again

1 Christ the Lord is risen again,
Christ has broken every chain.
Hark, the angel voices cry,
singing evermore on high:

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:

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:

4 He who slumbered in the grave
is exalted now to save;
through the universe it rings
that the lamb is King of kings:

5 Now he bids us tell abroad
how the lost may be restored,
how the penitent forgiven,
how we too may enter heaven:

6 Christ, our paschal lamb indeed,
all your ransomed people feed!
Take our sins and guilt away:
let us sing by night and day:

Text Information
First Line: Christ the Lord is risen again
Title: Christ the Lord Is Risen Again
Original Language: German
Author: Michael Weisse (1488?-1534)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)
Meter: 77 77 with Alleluia
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Easter (season)
Tune Information
Adapter and Harmonizer: William Henry Monk (1823-1889)
Composer (descant): Stephen A. Crisp (1939-)
Meter: 77 77 with Alleluia
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Hundert Arien, appendix to Haus-Buch, Dresden, 1694
Copyright: Descant © Stephen A. Crisp

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