Christ the Lord is risen again


Christ the Lord is risen again!
Christ hath broken every chain!
Hark! angelic voices cry,
singing evermore on high,
Alleluia!

He who gave for us his life,
who for us endured the strife,
is our Paschal Lamb today;
we too sing for joy, and say:
Alleluia!

He who bore all pain and loss
comfortless upon the cross
lives in glory now on high,
pleads for us, and hears our cry;
Alleluia!

He who slumbered in the grave
is exalted now to save;
through the universe it rings
that the Lamb is King of kings:
Alleluia!

Now he bids us tell abroad
how the lost may be restored,
how the penitent forgiven,
how we too may enter heaven.
Alleluia!

Thou, our Paschal Lamb indeed,
Christ, thy ransomed people feed;
take our sins and guilt away,
that we all may sing for aye
Alleluia!


Words: Michael Weisse (1480-1534), 1531;
trans. Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878), 1858

MIDI: Würtemburg (Hundert Geistliche Arien, Dresden, 1694)

Meter: 77 77 4

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 112 Württemberg  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 106 Württemberg  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 106 Württemberg  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 106 Württemberg  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 106 Württemberg  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 133 Württemberg  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 136 Württemberg  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 175    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 267 Württemberg  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 114 Württemberg  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 114 Württemberg  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 114 Laetabundus, Württemberg  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 114 Greene, Württemberg  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 114 Württemberg  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 114 Redhead no. 61, Württemberg  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 162 Württemberg  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 162 Württemberg  
The English Hymnal, 1906 129 Orientis partibus, Württemberg  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 159 Württemberg  
The Hymnal 1916      
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 337 Westmoreland, Württemberg  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919      
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
     
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 104 Orientis partibus, Württemberg  
Songs of Praise, 1925 090 Orientis partibus  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 153 Orientis partibus  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 155 Württemberg  
The Hymnal 1940      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 136 Württemberg  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 129 Christ ist erstanden  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 179 Württemberg  
The Hymn Book 1971      
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 282 Orientis partibus, Württemberg  
The Hymnal 1982 184 Christ ist erstanden  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 079 Württemberg  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 105 Orientis partibus, Württemberg  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 153 Württemberg  
Church Family Worship, 1988 258 Württemberg  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 080 Württemberg  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 217 Württemberg  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 365 Christ ist erstanden  
Sing Glory, 1999 400 Württemberg  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 141 Orientis partibus, Württemberg  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 103 Württemberg  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 258 Orientis partibus, Württemberg  

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