Christ the Lord is risen today

Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Lo! the Sun's eclipse is over, Alleluia!
Lo! He sets in blood no more, Alleluia!

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!
Christ hath burst the gates of hell, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids his rise, Alleluia!
Christ hath opened Paradise, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

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!

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 day, Alleluia!

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!

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 that he endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
Now above the sky He's King, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

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

Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788), 1739

MIDI: Württemberg (Hundert Arien, Dresden, 1694)

Meter: 77 77 with Alleluias

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 112 Kissingen  
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 143 St. Martin  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 098 Lübeck, Pleyel's Hymn  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 098 Mozart, Vienna  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 098 Vienna, Whitney  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 098 Clarion, Whitney  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 134 University College  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 184, 531 Clarion, University College  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924      
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 210 Easter Hymn  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 114 Essex  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 111 Posen  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 111 Clarion, Mozart  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 111 Vienna, Whitney  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 111 Mozart, Posen, Redhead no. 45  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 111 Redhead no. 45  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 163 Qui dedit nobis victoriam  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904      
The English Hymnal, 1906      
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 158 Easter Hymn  
The Hymnal 1916 175 Monkland  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 338 St. George's Windsor  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 147 Württemberg  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
113 Clarion, Monkland  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 103 Axminster  
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 154 Savannah  
The Hymnal 1940 095 Württemberg  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950      
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 180 Württemberg  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 095 Gwalchmai  
The Hymn Book 1971 466 Llanfair  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 290 Easter Hymn, St. George's Windsor  
The Hymnal 1982 188, 189 Savannah, Resurrexit  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983      
The New English Hymnal, 1985      
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988      
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996      
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 206 Llanfair  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 370 Easter Hymn  
Sing Glory, 1999      
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 076 Easter Hymn  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000      
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000      

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