Christ is arisen, From death's painful prison

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Christ is arisen
from death’s bitter prison.
We now rejoice with gladness;
Christ will end all sadness.
Christe eleison.*
All the world had ended
had Jesus not ascended
from the grave triumphantly.
For this, Lord Christ, we honor thee.
Christe eleison.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
We now rejoice with gladness;
Christ will end all sadness.
Christe eleison.

*Translation: Christ, have mercy.

Source: Voices Together #358

Author: F. W. Herzberger

Born: October 23, 1859, Baltimore, Maryland. Died: August 26, 1930, St. Louis, Missouri. Educated at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, Herzberger pastored in Carson, Kansas; Chicago, Illinois; and Hammond, Indiana. He was also a pioneer missionary in Arkansas, became the first city missionary (in St. Louis) of the Lutheran Missouri Synod in 1899, and worked for many missionary and charitable causes. His works include: The Family Altar  Go to person page >

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CHRIST IST ERSTANDEN is derived from the twelfth-century chant melody for "Victimae Paschali laudes" (which also produced CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN, 398). The tune was first published in Joseph Klug's (PHH 126) Geistliche Lieder (1533). This ancient tune, originally in Dorian mode, consists of sever…

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Voices Together #358

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