Christ The Lord Is Risen Today
Author: Charles Wesley
1. 'Christ the Lord is risen today,'
Sons of men and angels, say:
Raise your joys and triumphs high;
Sing, ye heavens; and earth, reply.
Love's redeeming work is done,
Fought the fight, the battle won:
Lo! our Sun's eclipse is o'er,
Lo! He sets in blood no more.
2. Vain the stone, the watch, the seal;
Christ hath burst the gates of hell;
Death in vain forbids His rise;
Christ hath opened Paradise.
Lives again our glorious King:
Where, O death, is now thy sting?
Once He died our souls to save;
Where thy victory, O grave?
3. Soar we now where Christ hath led,
Following our exalted Head;
Made like Him, like Him we rise;
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies.
Hail! the Lord of earth and heaven!
Praise to Thee by both be given;
Thee we greet triumphant now,
Hail! the Resurrection Thou!