1 "Christ the Lord is ris'n today,"
Sons of man and angels say.
Raise your joys and triumphs high;
Sing, ye heav'ns, and, earth, reply.
2 Love's redeeming work is done,
Fought the fight, the battle won.
Lo, our 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 thy sting?
Once He died our souls to save;
Where thy victory, O Grave?
5 Soar we now where Christ has led,
Following our exalted Head.
Made like Him, like Him we rise;
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies.
6 Hail the Lord of earth and heaven!
Praise to Thee by both be given!
Thee we greet triumphant now:
Hail, the Resurrection Thou!
|First Line:||"Christ the Lord is ris'n today"|
|Title:||Christ the Lord is Risen Today|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1739, cento)|
|Topic:||The Church Year: Easter|
|Source:||French melody, c. 1200, ad.|