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
|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|