207 - Easter

 

1. Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!

Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!

Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!

Suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia!

 

2. 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!

 

 

 

 

3. But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!

Our salvation have procured, Alleluia!

Now above the sky hes King, Alleluia!

Where the angels ever sing, Alleluia!

 

4. Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!

Praise eternal as his love, Alleluia!

Praise him, all ye heavenly host, Alleluia!

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Alleluia!

 

 

Words: Latin, 14th cent.; tr Lyra Davidica, 1708, alt., st. 4 Charles Wesley (1707-1788) Music: Easter Hymn, from Lyra Davidica, 1708; adapt.The Compleat Psalmodist, 1749, alt.; desc.Hymns Ancient and Modern, Revised, 1950