232. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

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1 Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

2 Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

3 But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
our salvation have procured. Alleluia!
Now above the sky he's King, Alleluia!
where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

4 Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
praise eternal as God's love. Alleluia!
Praise our God, ye heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!

1 El Señor resucitó, ¡Aleluya!
muerte y tumba ya venció. ¡Aleluya!
Con su fuerza y su virtud ¡Aleluya!
cautivó la esclavitud. ¡Aleluya!

2 El que al polvo se humilló, ¡Aleluya!
vencedor se levantó. ¡Aleluya!
Cante hoy la cristiandad ¡Aleluya!
su gloriosa majestad. ¡Aleluya!

3 Cristo, que la cruz sufrió, ¡Aleluya!
y en desolación se vio, ¡Aleluya!
hoy en gloria celestial ¡Aleluya!
reina vivo e inmortal. ¡Aleluya!

4 Cristo, nuestro Salvador, ¡Aleluya!
de la muerte es triunfador. ¡Aleluya!
En El hemos de confiar. ¡Aleluya!
Cantaremos sin cesar. ¡Aleluya!

Text Information
First Line: Jesus Christ is risen today
Title: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Author (stanza 4): Charles Wesley (1740)
Translator (Spanish): Juan Bautista Cabrera
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: with alleluias
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christian Year: Easter Vigil; Christian Year: Resurrection/Easter; Jesus Christ: Resurrection (1 more...)
Source: Stanzas 1–3, Lyra Davidica, 1708; Korean trans. The Christian Literature Society of Korea
Language: English; Korean
Copyright: Korean Trans. © The Christian Literature Society of Korea
Tune Information
Meter: with alleluias
Key: C Major
Source: adapt. from The Compleat Psalmodist, 1749

Text Information:

It seems likely that this beloved Easter text began in Latin and moved through German before reaching English, where it combined with the present tune in the emerging English evangelical style, a reaction to the restrained one-note-per-syllable psalmody that preceded it.

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