193. Christ the Lord is Risen Today

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!


Text Information
First Line: "Christ the Lord is ris'n today"
Title: Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Author: Charles Wesley (1739, cento)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Easter
Tune Information
Key: G Major
Source: French melody, c. 1200, ad.

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