O risen Lord! O conqu'ring King!Author: Justus Henning Böhmer (1706); Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1863)
Tune: O RISEN LORD
Published in 8 hymnals
1 O risen Lord! O conquering King!
O Life of all the living!
To-day that peace of Easter bring
Which comes but of Thy giving!
Once Death, our foe,
Had laid Thee low,
Now hast Thou rent his bonds in twain,
Now art Thou risen who once wast slain!
2 O that to know Thy victory
To us were inly granted,
And these cold hearts might catch from Thee
The glow of faith undaunted;
Thy quenchless light,
Thy glorious might
Still comfortless and lonely leave
The soul that cannot yet believe.
3 Then break through our hard hearts Thy way,
O Jesus, Lord of glory!
Kindle the lamp of faith today,
Teach us to sing before Thee
For joy at length,
That in Thy strength
We, too, may rise whom sin had slain,
And Thine eternal rest attain.
4 And when our tears for sin o'erflow,
Do Thou in love draw near us,
Thy precious gift of peace bestow,
Let Thy bright presence cheer us,
That so may we,
O Christ, from Thee
Drink in the life that cannot die,
And keep true Easter feasts on high.
Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #336
O auferstandner Siegesfurst. [Easter.] 1704, No. 650, in 14 stanzas of 8 lines, included as No. 314 in the Berlin Geistliche Leider, ed. 1863. Translated as:—
O risen Lord! O conquering King! A good translation by Miss Winkworth of st. i., iv.-vi., xiii., xiv., in the 2nd Series of her Lyra Germanica, 1858, p. 41. In full in Schaff’s Christ in Song, ed. 1879, p. 208,4 and, with alterations and the omission of st. iv., in Allon's Supplemental Hymns No. 325; New Congregational Hymn Book, No. 1041; and J. L. Porter's Collection, 1876, No. 757. In her Choral Book for England, 1863, No. 62, altered, with the translations of st. iv., xiv. omitted.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 8 of 8)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Chorale Book for England, The #62||O risen Lord! O conqu'ring King!||O risen Lord! O conqu'ring King!||Böhmer||1863|
|Christ in Song #267||O risen Lord, O conquering King! O Life of all that live||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878; Justus Henning Boehmer||1871|
|Easter Hymns #65||O risen Lord, O conquering King! O Life of all that live||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878; Justus Henning Boehmer||1876|
|Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #895||O risen Lord! O conquering King!||Catherine Winkworth, 1829-78; Justus Henning Boehmer, 1674-1749||1891|
|Resurgit: a Collection of Hymns and Songs of the Resurrection #d98||O risen Lord, O conquering King! O Life of all that live||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878; Justus Henning Boehmer||1879|
|The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d361||O risen Lord, O conquering King! O Life of all that live||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878; Justus Henning Boehmer||1906|
|The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #895||O risen Lord, O conquering King! O Life of all that live||Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878; Justus Henning Boehmer||1908|
|The Lutheran Hymnary #336||O risen Lord! O conquering King!||[O risen Lord! O conquering King!]||J. H. Böhmer||8, 7, 8, 7, 4, 4, 8, 8.||1913||The Church Year | First Sunday after Easter; The Church Year | Easter|