1 Christ the Lord is risen again,
Christ hath broken every chain.
Hark, angelic voices cry,
singing evermore on high, Alleluia!
2 He who gave for us his life,
who for us endured the strife,
is our Paschal Lamb to-day;
we too sing for joy, and say Alleluia!
3 He who bore all pain and loss
comfortless upon the cross,
lives in glory now on high,
pleads for us, and hears our cry: Alleluia!
4 He whose path no records tell,
who descended into hell,
who the strong man armed hath bound,
now in highest heaven is crowned. Alleluia!
5 He who slumbered in the grave
is exalted now to save;
now through Christendom it rings
that the Lamb is King of kings. Alleluia!
6 Now he bids us tell abroad
how the lost may be restored,
how the penitent forgiven,
how we too may enter heaven. Alleluia!
7 Thou, our Paschal Lamb indeed,
Christ, thy ransomed people feed;
take our sins and guilt away:
let us sing by night and day Alleluia!
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #200a
|First Line:||Christ the Lord is risen again! Christ has broken ev'ry chain!|
|Title:||Christ the Lord is risen again!|
|German Title:||Christus ist erstanden|
|Author:||Michael Weisse (1531)|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth (1858)|
|Refrain First Line:||Alleluia, alleluia|