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461. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

1 Christ the Lord is ris'n today;
Christians, haste your vows to pay;
Make your joy and praises known
At the Paschal Victim's throne.
For the sheep the Lamb has bled,
Sinless in the sinner's stead.
Christ the Lord is ris'n on high;
Now he lives no more to die.

2 Christ, the victim undefiled,
God and sinners reconciled;
When in fierce and bloody strife
Met together death and life;
Christians, on this happy day
Raise your hearts with joy and say:
Christ the Lord is ris'n on high;
Now he lives, no more to die.

3 Hallowed, chosen dawn of praise,
Easter, queen of all our days:
Zion's children now come forth:
East to west and south to north.
Let the people praise you, Lord,
Be, by all that is, adored:
Let the nations shout and sing;
Glory to their Paschal King.

4 Christ, who once for sinners bled,
Now the first-born from the dead,
Throned in endless might and pow'r,
Lives and reigns for evermore.
Hymns of glory, songs of praise,
Father, unto you we raise:
Risen Lord, we now adore,
With the Spirit evermore.

Text Information
First Line: Christ the Lord is ris'n today
Title: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Latin Title: Victimae paschali laudes
Translator: Jane E. Leeson, 1809-1881
Author (attributed to): Wipo of Burgundy, d. 1048
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 77 77 D
Scripture: Matthew 28:6-9; Luke 24:34; John 20:11-18; 1 Corinthians 15:55; Colossians 1:18
Topic: Easter Vigil; Easter; Easter Season (8 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: 77 77 D
Key: G Major
Source: Würth's Katholisches Gesangbuch, 1859; Revised in Catholic Youth's Hymn Book

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