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Christ is Risen

Christ who left his home in glory

Author: Abram Bowman Kolb (1896)
Tune: [Christ who left His home in glory]
Published in 9 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Christ who left his home in glory,
and upon the cross was slain,
now is ris’n! O tell the story
that the Savior lives again.

Hail him, all hail the mighty Redeemer!
Hail him who robbed the grave of its pow’r!
Tell ev’ry nation, all is well,
Jesus lives forevermore.

2 While the world in peace was sleeping,
early on that Easter day,
came the faithful women, weeping,
but the stone was rolled away. [Refrain]

3 Christ, our loving mediator,
now with God for you and me
intercedes, and our Creator
hears and answers ev’ry plea. [Refrain]

Source: Voices Together #361

Author: Abram Bowman Kolb

Born: November 10, 1862, near Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario, Canada. Died: March 15, 1925. Buried: Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart, Indiana. After graduating from high school, Kolb taught for four years, including a year in America, where his pupils reportedly included Orville and Wilbur Wright, later inventors of the airplane. In 1886, Kolb moved to Elkhart, Indiana, and became an assistant editor at the Mennonite Publishing Company owned by John F. Funk. He eventually worked his way up to serve as editor-in-chief, then vice-president of the company until a year before his death. He also edited Words of Cheer and Herald der Wahrheit, and translated many manuscripts being prepared for publication, among them the Enchiridion of Anaba… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ who left his home in glory
Title: Christ is Risen
Author: Abram Bowman Kolb (1896)
Meter: with refrain
Refrain First Line: Hail Him! Hail Him!
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #1136
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Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #126

Hymnal #283


The Cyber Hymnal #1136


Voices Together #361

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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