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Christ the Lord is Risen Today

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1 Christ the Lord is ris'n today;
Christians, haste your vows to pay;
Make your joy and praises known
At the Paschal Victim's throne.
For the sheep the Lamb has bled,
Sinless in the sinner's stead.
Christ the Lord is ris'n on high;
Now he lives, no more to die.

2 Christ, the Victim undefiled,
God and sinners reconciled,
When in fierce and bloody strife
Met together death and life.
Christians, on this happy day,
Raise your hearts with joy and say:
"Christ the Lord is ris'n on high;
Now he lives no more to die."

3 Say, O wond'ring Mary, say
What you saw along your way.
"I beheld the glory bright
Of the risen Lord of light,
Empty tomb and angels seen
Where Christ's body once had been.
Christ my hope, raised gloriously,
Makes his way to Galilee."

4 Christ, who once for sinners bled,
Now the first-born from the dead,
Throned in endless might and pow'r
Lives and reigns for evermore.
Hail, eternal Hope on high!
Hail, O King of victory!
Hail, our Prince of life adored!
Show us mercy, gracious Lord.

Source: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #311

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 >

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
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 (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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Catholic Book of Worship III #385
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Lutheran Worship #137TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #847TextScoreAudio
Worship (3rd ed.) #452TextPage Scan
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Worship (4th ed.) #520
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