The Risen Lord Today Is King

The risen Lord today is king

Author: J. C. Middleton (before 1917)
Tune: [The risen Lord today is king]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 The risen Lord today is king,
O haste ye forth to meet Him,
Exulting songs of triumph sing,
And so with glad hearts greet Him.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Forth from the grave in majesty
He comes to set His people free!
Strew fragrant blossoms in His way,
And crown Him king on Easter Day!

Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Praise the Lord!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Praise the Lord!

2 At early morn around His tomb
A wondrous light was beaming,
And from its depths a sweet perfume,
Like fragrant spices, streaming!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
While angels stood beside the door
Which He had opened evermore,
And said to His disciples dear,
The Lord is risen—He is not here! [Refrain]

3 The joyous news of Easter spread—
Tell far and wide the story
That Jesus lives, who once was dead,
And reigns the King of glory!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
His hand a jeweled scepter bears—
His head a crown immortal wears—
And, writ in gems upon His breast,
Are names of those He loves the best! [Refrain]

4 Bring flashing jewels to adorn
His crown of royal glory!
Let diamonds gleam where cruel thorn
Once pressed His temples gory!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Your costliest offerings to Him pay
Who rose triumphant Easter Day:
Join precious pearl with rarest gem
And form with love His diadem! [Refrain]

5 Hearts washed in blood make jewels rare
And glow with light undying:
Each loving act, each fervent prayer
A radiant gem supplying!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
More precious to the risen Christ
Than emerald or amethyst!
And these, on Easter Day we bring
As grateful offerings to our king. [Refrain]

6 On Thy dear cross we lay them down,
And there rejoicing leave them;
O King of Love, in mercy own
And graciously receive them!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Wear them for ever on Thy breast,
Thou interceding, Great High Priest;
And when Thou comest, Lord, again,
Count us among Thy jewels then! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11174

Author: J. C. Middleton

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Text Information

First Line: The risen Lord today is king
Title: The Risen Lord Today Is King
Author: J. C. Middleton (before 1917)
Source: Carols New and Carols Old by Charles L. Hutchins (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise the Lord!
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11174
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The Cyber Hymnal #11174

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