520. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Alleluia. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

1 Christ the Lord is ris'n today;
Christians, haste your vows to pay;
Make your joy and praises known
At the Pascal Victim's throne. [Refrain]

2 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. [Refrain]

3 Christ, the Victim undefiled,
God and sinners reconciled.
When in fierce and bloody strife
Met together death and life. [Refrain]

4 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." [Refrain]

5 Christ, who once for sinners bled,
Now the firstborn from the dead,
Throned in endless might and pow'r,
Lives and reigns forevermore. [Refrain]

6 Hail, eternal Hope on high!
Hail, O King of victory!
Hail, our Prince of life adored!
Show us mercy, gracious Lord. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Christ the Lord is ris'n today
Title: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Latin Title: Victimae paschali laudes
Author (attributed to): Wipo of Burgundy, d. 1048
Translator: Jane E. Leeson, 1809-1881 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Alleluia. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia
Meter: 77 77 with alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Topic: Easter
Tune Information
Arranger: Richard Proulx, 1937-2010
Meter: 77 77 with alleluias
Key: a minor
Source: 12th C.
Copyright: Acc. © 1980, GIA Publications, Inc.

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