The Lord Is Risen Indeed

"The Lord is risen indeed;" And are the tidings true?

Author: Thomas Kelly
Published in 104 hymnals

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The Lord is risen indeed,
And are the tidings true?
Yes, we beheld the Savior bleed,
And saw him living too.

The Lord is risen indeed,
Then hell has lost his prey,
With him is risen the ransom seed,
To reign in endless day.

The Lord is risen indeed,
Attending angels hear;
Up to the courts of heaven with speed,
The joyful tidings bear.

Then make your golden lyres,
And strike each cheerful chord;
Join all ye bright, celestial choirs,
To sing our risen Lord.

The Southern Harmony

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: "The Lord is risen indeed;" And are the tidings true?
Title: The Lord Is Risen Indeed
Author: Thomas Kelly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Lord is risen indeed. T. Kelly. [Easter.] First published in his Collection of Psalms & Hymns, &c, Dublin, 1802, No. 263, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and then in his Hymns, &c, 1804, and later editions. In the latest edition it was expanded to 8 stanzas as in that of 1853, the addition there being stanza vi. It is found in full or in an abridged form in a large number of hymnbooks.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #721a

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #721b

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #128


The Cyber Hymnal #3944

Include 100 pre-1979 instances
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