153. Christ the Lord is risen again

1 Christ the Lord is risen again,
Christ has broken every chain;
hear 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
Original Language: German
Author: M. Weisse (1480-1534)
Adapter: Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 4
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God, Saviour: Risen and Victorious; Easter: The Resurrection of Christ; Easter 1: The Upper Room (2 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 7 7 7 7 4
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Hundert Arien Dresden 1694

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