Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

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1 Christ the Lord is risen today!
He who in the manger lay,
Watched by gentle mother’s eyes,
Lives and reigns beyond the skies.
“Christ the Lord is ris’n today!”
Each to other gladly say!
Shout, ye happy ones, and sing,
Let the earth with music ring!
Shout, ye happy ones, and sing,
Let the earth with music ring!

2 Bring the roses’ rich perfume,
Bring the garden’s gladdest bloom,
Bring the lilies’ saintly white,
Emblems of the soul’s delight,—
Emblems of the spirit’s glow,
We, like Mary, soon may know,
When our Master’s Voice we hear
Speak our name in accents clear.
When our Master’s Voice we hear
Speak our name in accents clear.

3 O the mansions Christ prepares,
Where for each He looks and cares!
O the gardens blooming bright,
Where His glory is the Light!
Here His love is perfect pace,
There His love shall never cease!
Sing, ye children, sing and say,
“Christ the Lord is ris’n today.”
Sing, ye children, sing and say,
“Christ the Lord is ris’n today.”

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #162

Author: Mrs. R. S. Storrs

Mary Elwell (Jenks) Storrs married to Richard Salter Storrs, 1821-1900 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ the Lord is risen today! He Who in the manger lay
Title: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Author: Mrs. R. S. Storrs
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

MENDELSSOHN

The tune is from the second chorus of Felix Mendelssohn's (PHH 279) Festgesang (Op. 68) for male voices and brass; it was first performed in 1840 at the Gutenberg Festival in Leipzig, a festival celebrating the anniversary of Gutenberg's invention of the printing press. Mendelssohn's tune is similar…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #8887
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The Cyber Hymnal #8887

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