220. Christ is risen, Christ is risen

1 Christ is risen, Christ is risen,
tell it out with joyful voice;
Christ has burst his three days' prison:
let the whole wide earth rejoice!
Death is conquered, we are free,
Christ has won the victory.

2 Come, ye sad and fearful-hearted,
with glad smile and radiant brow;
Lent's long shadows have departed,
all his woes are over now,
and the Passion that he bore;
sin and pain can vex no more.

3 Christ is risen, Christ is risen;
he hath opened heaven's gate:
we are free from sin's dark prison,
risen to a holier state;
and a brighter Easter beam
on our longing eyes shall stream.

Text Information
First Line: Christ is risen, Christ is risen
Title: Christ is risen, Christ is risen
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895)
Meter: 87 87 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Easter (season)
Tune Information
Adapter: William Henry Monk (1823-1889)
Meter: 87 87 77
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Geistreiches Gesangbuch, Darmstadt, 1698

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