Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing

Full Text

To view this media, please accept the license agreement:

Hope Publishing: one copy

In order to use resources from the Hope Publishing Company, you must reside in the United States or Canada. Hope Publishing Company owns or administers the contents in these territories.
You may download one copy of this selection for your own personal use. To make any further copies or to perform the work you must get permission from Hope Publishing Company or belong to and report the copying activity to CCLI, LicenSing or OneLicense.net. By selecting "I Agree" you are verifying that you reside in the U.S. or Canada and will only legally use this selection.

Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #206

Author: Brian A. Wren

 Go to person page >

Text Information


Scripture References: st. 1 = Zech. 8:18-23 Brian A. Wren (PHH 311) wrote the text in Hockley, Essex, England, during April of 1968. Wren writes:
It was written for Easter Sunday, two weeks after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I could not let Easter go by without speaking of this tragic event which was on all our minds. . . . The hymn tries to see God's love winning over tragedy and suffering in the world. . . . There is tension and tragedy in these words, not just Easter rejoicing.
First published in the British supplement New Church Praise (1975), the text was revised by Wren in 1978. "Christ Is Alive" is a joyful celebration of Christ's resurrection (st. 1) and of his personal rule in a human world in which pain, war, and injustice abound (st. 2-4). Christ’s transcendent and immanent reign is empowered by the Holy Spirit and will ultimately bring about a new creation (st. 5). Liturgical Use: Easter; Ascension; other worship services that focus on contemporary human conditions. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook



TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

Go to tune page >



You have access to this FlexScore.
General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Contacting server...
Contacting server...

Questions? Check out the FAQ

A separate copy of this score must be purchased for each choir member. If this score will be projected or included in a bulletin, usage must be reported to a licensing agent (e.g. CCLI, OneLicense, etc).

This is a preview of your FlexScore.
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #413
  • Full Score (XML)
Worship and Rejoice #312
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
  • Full Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)


Instances (1 - 34 of 34)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #199Text
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #173TextAudioPage Scan
Catholic Book of Worship III #384
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #205TextPage Scan
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #260
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #416Text
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #140Page Scan
Community of Christ Sings #473
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #96Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #389TextPage Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #246Text InfoTextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #182TextPage Scan
Hymnal Supplement II #32
Hymnal: A Worship Book #278
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #190
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #272
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #206TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #362TextPage Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #108TextPage Scan
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #413Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan
Renew! Songs & Hymns for Blended Worship #300TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #182
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #12
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #32
Singing the Faith #297
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #259
The United Methodist Hymnal #318TextFlexscoreAudio
The Worshiping Church #243TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #387
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #158TextPage Scan
Worship (3rd ed.) #466Page Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #510
Worship and Rejoice #312TextScoreAudioPage Scan
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #190
Include 4 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us