Lyrics ~ 4 verses
Suggested use: Easter
Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!
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!
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!
Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as his love; Alleluia!
Praise him, all you heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!
Lyricist: Unknown, Verse 1 anonymous translation of Surrexit hodie – 14th Century. Verse 2 – 4 from J. Arnolds Complete Psalmodist (1749). Public Domain.
- Tune: Easter Hymn
- Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: Lyra Davidica (1708), harmonised by William Henry Monk (1823- 1889)
- Meter: 77 77 and Alleluia
- Music Public Domain.
- Performance ℗ 2020 Richard M S Irwin. All rights reserved.
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