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!
Offer praise with love replete, Alleluia!
At the paschal victim's feet. Alleluia!

2 For the sheep the Lamb has bled, Alleluia!
Sinless in the sinner's stead. Alleluia!
Christ the Lord is ris'n on high; Alleluia!
Now He lives no more to die. Alleluia!

3 Hail, the victim undefiled, Alleluia!
God and sinners reconciled, Alleluia!
When contending death and life, Alleluia!
Met in strange and awesome strife. Alleluia!

4 Christians, on this holy day, Alleluia!
All your grateful homage pay; Alleluia!
Christ the Lord is ris'n on high; Alleluia!
Now He lives, no more to die. Alleluia!

Source: Lutheran Service Book #463

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 Elizabeth 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 >

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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
Translator: Jane Elizabeth Leeson (alt.)
Author (attributed to): Wipo
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 (<a href="/hymn/PsH/48#tuneinfo">PHH 48</a>) 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 <cite>Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tu…

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