The Lord Is Risen Indeed

Representative Text

1 The Lord is ris'n indeed;
now is his work performed;
now is the mighty captive freed,
and death's strong castle stormed.

2 The Lord is ris'n indeed:
then hell has lost his prey;
with him is risen the ransomed seed
to reign in endless day.

3 The Lord is ris'n indeed:
he lives, to die no more;
he lives, the sinner's cause to plead,
whose curse and shame be bore.

4 The Lord is ris'n indeed:
attending angels, hear!
up to the courts of heav'n with speed
the joyful tidings bear.

5 Then take your golden lyres
and strike each cheerful chord;
join, all the bright celestial choirs,
to sing our risen Lord.

Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #652a

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 ris'n indeed, Now is His work performed
Title: The Lord Is Risen Indeed
Original Language: English
Author: Thomas Kelly
Copyright: Public Domain


ST. MICHAEL (Genevan)



George Frederick Root (b. Sheffield, MA, 1820; d. Bailey's Island, ME, 1895), who is better known for his Civil War songs, composed RIALTO in 1859; the tune is named after an island and bridge in Venice and a theater district in New York City (where Root worked for some years). An energetic tune (wi…

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Common Praise #158

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #652a

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #652b

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #84

Hymns Old and New #488

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The New English Hymnal #118

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