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Christ Is Risen

Christ is risen, Christ is risen, He hath left the solemn grave

Author: Will L. Thompson
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1. Christ is risen, Christ is risen,
He hath left the solemn grave;
Christ is risen, Christ is risen,
For a dying world to save;
Send the tidings round the world,
Let it reach to every soul;
Now His banner is unfurled,
Spread the news from pole to pole.

2. Christ is risen, Christ is risen,
Cheer thy heart and dry thy tears;
Christ is risen, Christ is risen,
He will quiet all thy fears;
Oh, ye mourners, cease to mourn,
Why should life be filled with sighs?
Christ has all thy sorrows borne,
Now He beckons toward the skies.

3. Christ is risen, Christ is risen,
Sinner, come and join the song;
Christ is risen, Christ is risen,
You may yet to Him belong;
We’ll forever sing His praise,
Join we now with one accord,
While we’ve breath the song to raise,
Sing for Christ, our risen Lord.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #842

Author: Will L. Thompson

Will Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909) Born: November 7, 1847, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Died: Sep­tem­ber 20, 1909, New York, New York. Buried: Ri­ver­view Cem­e­te­ry, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Rebuffed in an ear­ly at­tempt to sell his songs to a com­mer­cial pub­lish­er, Thomp­son start­ed his own pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny. He lat­er ex­pand­ed, open­ing a store to sell pi­an­os, or­gans and sheet mu­sic. Both a lyr­i­cist and com­pos­er, he en­sured he would al­ways re­mem­ber words or mel­o­dies that came to him at odd times: "No mat­ter where I am, at home or ho­tel, at the store or tra­vel­ing, if an idea or theme comes to me that I deem wor­thy of a song, I jot it down in verse. In this… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ is risen, Christ is risen, He hath left the solemn grave
Title: Christ Is Risen
Author: Will L. Thompson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #842
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The Cyber Hymnal #842

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