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325. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

1 "Christ the Lord is ris'n today,"
all creation joins to say;
raise your joys and triumphs high;
sing ye heav'ns, and earth, reply: Alleluia!

2 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal;
Christ has burst the gates of hell!
Death in vain forbids his rise;
Christ has opened Paradise! Alleluia!

3 Lives again our glorious King;
where, O death, is now thy sting?
Dying once, he all doth save;
where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

4 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! Alleluia!

5 Hail, the Lord of earth and heaven!
Praise to thee by both be given;
Thee we greet triumphant now;
Hail, the Resurrection thou! Alleluia!

6 King of glory, soul of bliss
everlasting life is this:
thee to know, thy power to prove,
thus to sing, and thus to love! Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Christ the Lord is ris'n today
Title: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Author: Charles Wesley (1739)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 77.77 with alleluia
Scripture: Hosea 13:14; John 11:25; Matthew 27:66; 1 Corinthians 6:14; 1 Corinthians 15:55
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: R. Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: 77.77 with alleluia
Key: F Major
Source: Early 13th century
Copyright: Harmonization from the English Hymnal; used by permission of Oxford University Press

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