Christ Is Arisen

Translator: F. Samuel Janzow

F. Samuel Janzow was Professor of English at Concordia University Chicago from 1954 to 1980. NNM Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ is arisen, From the grave's dark prison (Janzow)
Title: Christ Is Arisen
Translator: F. Samuel Janzow
Meter: Irregular
Source: German hymn, c. 1100
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Copyright: © 1982 Concordia Publishing House.



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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