"Christ the Lord is Risen Today"
by Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)
1. Christ the Lord is risen today,
Sons of men and angels say.
Raise your joys and triumphs high;
Sing, ye heavens, and, earth, reply.
2. Love's redeeming work is done,
Fought the fight, the battle won.
Lo, our Sun's eclipse is o'er;
Lo, He sets in blood no more.
3. Vain the stone, the watch, the seal;
Christ has burst the gates of hell.
Death in vain forbids His rise;
Christ has opened Paradise.
4. Lives again our glorious King;
Where, 0 Death, is now thy sting?
Once He died our souls to save;
Where thy victory, O Grave?
5. Soar we now where Christ has led,
Following our exalted Head.
Made like Him, like Him we rise;
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies.
6. Hail the Lord of earth and heaven!
Praise to Thee by both be given!
Thee we greet triumphant now:
Hail, the Resurrection Thou!
Hymn #193 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: 1 Cor.15:57
Author: Charles Wesley, 1739, cento
Tune: "Orientis partibus"
Melody: French, c. 1200, ad.