Lo Christ is risen

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Lo! Christ is risen
From the tomb's dread prison:
Let us all rejoice and sing,
To Him, our Victor, praises bring:
Lord, have mercy!
If He had not risen,
We still should be in prison,
Since He conquered death and hell,
We His joyful praises tell:
Lord, have mercy!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Lo! Christ is risen
From the tomb's dread prison:
Let us all rejoice and sing,
To Him, our Victor, praises bring:
Lord, have mercy.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #439

Author: Paul E. Kretzmann

Professor Paul E. Kretzman led a group of Lutherans who left church fellowship with some Lutheran congregations in 1956 after he was charged with teaching error in class. He and his followers organized the Lutheran Churches of the Reformation. He wrote several Bible Commentaries and translated many hymns. NN, Hymnary from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutheran_Churches_of_the_Reformation Go to person page >

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First Line: Lo Christ is risen
Author: Paul E. Kretzmann

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CHRIST IST ERSTANDEN

CHRIST IST ERSTANDEN is derived from the twelfth-century chant melody for "Victimae Paschali laudes" (which also produced CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN, 398). The tune was first published in Joseph Klug's (PHH 126) Geistliche Lieder (1533). This ancient tune, originally in Dorian mode, consists of sever…

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