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Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Words by Charles Wesley (1707-1788), 1739
Tune: EASTER HYMN, unknown composer, from “Lyra Davidica,” 1708
Key signature: C major (no sharps or flats)
Time signature: 4/4
Public Domain
Organ Performance at Hymns Without Words
1. Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia!
2. Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia! Lo! the Sun’s eclipse is o’er, Alleluia! Lo! He sets in blood no more, Alleluia!
3. Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia! Christ hath burst the gates of hell, Alleluia! Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia! Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!
4. Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia! Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia! Dying once He all doth save, Alleluia! Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!
5. Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia! Following our exalted head, Alleluia! Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia! Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!
6. Hail, the Lord of earth and Heaven, Alleluia! Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia! Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia! Hail, the resurrection, thou, Alleluia!
7. King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia! Everlasting life is this, Alleluia! Thee to know, Thy power to prove, Alleluia! Thus to sing and thus to love, Alleluia!
8. 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!
9. But the pains that He endured, Alleluia! Our salvation have procured, Alleluia! Now above the sky He’s king, Alleluia! Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!
10. Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia! Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia! Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia! Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!