"Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Alleluia!"
by unknown, c. 1372
Translated by unknown, 1708-1882
Text From:
THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
(St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.151



1. Jesus Christ Is risen today,
Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day,
Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross
Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss.
Alleluia!

2. Hymns of praise, then, let us sing
Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King,
Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave
Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save.
Alleluia!

3. But the pains which He endured
Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured.
Alleluia!
Now above the sky He's King,
Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing.
Alleluia!

4. Sing we to our God above,
Alleluia!
Praise eternal as His love:
Alleluia!
Praise Him, all ye heavenly host,
Alleluia!
Father, Son. and Holy Ghost.
Alleluia!



Notes:
Hymn #199 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: Rev. 1:18
Author: unknown, c. 1372
Translated by: unknown, 1708-1882
Titled: "Surrexit Christus hodie"
Tune: "Easter Hymn"
1st Published in: _Lyra Davidica_, 1708, alt.