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469. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

1 "Christ the Lord is ris'n today!"
Saints on earth 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 hath 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;
Foll'wing our exalted Head.
Made like Him, like Him we rise;
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies.

6 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!

Text Information
First Line: "Christ the Lord is ris'n today!"
Title: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-88 (alt. )
Meter: 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Tune Information
Name: ORIENTIS PARTIBUS
Meter: 77 77
Key: F Major
Source: French, 13th cent.; The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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