373. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!

1 "Christ the Lord is ris'n today!"
All on earth and angels say;
raise your joys and triumphs high;
sing, O heav'ns; and earth, reply.

2 Love's redeeming work is done,
fought the fight, the battle won.
Lo! The sun's eclipse is o'er.
Lo! He sets in blood no more.

3 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal;
Christ has burst the gates of hell.
Death in vain forbids his rise;
Christ has opened paradise.

4 Lives again our glorious king!
Where, O death, is now your sting?
Once he died our souls to save;
where your victory, O grave?

5 Hail the Lord of earth and heav'n!
Praise to thee by both be giv'n.
Thee we greet triumphant now:
hail, the resurrection, thou!

6 King of glory, soul of bliss,
everlasting life is this:
thee to know, thy pow'r to prove,
thus to sing, and thus to love!

Text Information
First Line: "Christ the Lord is ris'n today!"
Title: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788 (alt.)
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Easter
Tune Information
Composer: Pierre de Corbeil, d. 1222
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Key: F Major
Source: Lutheran Book of Worship, arr.
Copyright: Arr. © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, admin. Augsburg Fortress

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