Christ the Lord is Risen Today

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1 Christ the Lord is ris'n today; Alleluia!
Christians, hasten on your way; Alleluia!
see the place where he was laid; Alleluia!
praise him for the ransom paid. Alleluia!

2 For the sheep the Lamb has bled, Alleluia!
sinless in the sinners' stead. Alleluia!
"Christ is ris'n," today we cry; Alleluia!
now he lives, no more to die. Alleluia!

3 Christ, the victim undefiled, Alleluia!
God and sinners reconciled, Alleluia!
while, in strange and awesome strife, Alleluia!
met together death and life. Alleluia!

4 Christ, who once for sinners bled, Alleluia!
now the first-born from the dead, Alleluia!
throned in endless might and pow'r, Alleluia!
lives and reigns forevermore. Alleluia!

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #442

Author (attributed to): Wipo

Wipo (Wippo or Wigbert), a native of Burgundy, chaplain ot Emperor conrad IIl, A. D. 1000, Authroship is claimed for him, but not definitely estabished. Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Translator: Jane Eliza Leeson

Leeson, Jane E.. The earliest work by Miss Leeson with which we are acquainted is her Infant Hymnings. Then followed Hymns and Scenes of Childhood, or A Sponsor's Gift (London, James Burns; Nottingham, Dearden), 1842, in which the Infant Hymnings were incorporated. Concerning Pt. ii. of the Hymns and Scenes, &c, Miss Leeson says, "For the best of the Poems in the second part, the Writer is indebted to a friend." In the Rev. Henry Formby's Catholic Hymns arranged in order for the principal Festivals, Feasts of Saints, and other occasions of Devotion throughout the Year, London, Burns and Lambert, N.D. [1851], "Imprimatur, N. Cardinalis Wiseman, May 3rd, 1853," her translation of Victimae Paschali (“Christ the Lord is risen to-day"), and he… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ the Lord is risen today, Christians, haste your vows to pay
Title: Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Latin Title: Victimae paschali laudes
Author (attributed to): Wipo
Translator: Jane Eliza Leeson (alt.)
Source: Latin sequence, c. 1100
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



LLANFAIR is usually attributed to Welsh singer Robert Williams (b. Mynydd Ithel, Anglesey, Wales, 1781; d. Mynydd Ithel, 1821), whose manuscript, dated July 14, 1817, included the tune. Williams lived on the island of Anglesey. A basket weaver with great innate musical ability, Williams, who was bli…

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George J. Elvey (PHH 48) composed ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR as a setting for James Montgomery's text "Hark! The Song of Jubilee," with which it was published in Edward H. Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1858). The tune has been associated with Alford's text since publication of the hymn in th…

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