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Christ is risen from the dead, He has set his people free

Christ is risen from the dead, He has set his people free

Author: William Newton
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Christ is risen from the dead:
He has set His people free;
Bruised for us the serpent’s head,
Won for us the victory!

2 Christ is risen from the dead,
Mighty in His power to save!
And, as our ascended head,
Reaps the harvest of the grave.

3 Now, before the throne He stands,
Crowned the victor in the strife,
Shows His wounded feet and hands,
In the power of endless life.

4 As our first-fruits He appears,
In Him all His people rise;
And through everlasting years
Share His glory in the skies.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8621

Author: William Newton

Newton, William. Member of the 1884 Hymnal Committee of the Reformed Episcopal Church. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives Rev. William Newton, D. D., pastor of the Reformed Episcopal Church of West Chester (Pennsylvania), was a poet of much ability, and the author of a number of books upon religious and scientific subjects. The Poets and Poetry of Chester County, Pennsylvania by George Johnston (J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1890) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ is risen from the dead, He has set his people free
Author: William Newton
Copyright: Public Domain



The tune MONKLAND has a fascinating if complex history. Rooted in a tune for the text "Fahre fort" in Johann A. Freylinghausen's (PHH 34) famous hymnal, Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704), it then was significantly altered by John Antes (b. Frederick, PA, 1740; d. Bristol, England, 1811) in a Moravian m…

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The Cyber Hymnal #8621
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The Cyber Hymnal #8621

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