Sunday, April 4, 2010

Christ the Lord is Risen Today!

Lyrics by Charles Wesley; Music by Lyra Davidica

Christ the Lord is Ris'n today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing ye heav'ns and earth reply, Alleluia!

Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fough the fight, the battle's won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!

Lives again, our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, oh death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Dying once, He all doth save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, oh grave? Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ has lead, Alleluia!
Foll'wing 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, trimphant now, Alleluia!
Hail the resurrection, thou, 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!

As I've pondered my Savior's amazing sacrifice for me especially in these past few days, memories of these great old hymns came flooding back. These are songs of my childhood, and they put in words my praise far better than I ever could.

May you and yours have a wonderful time celebrating our Risen Lord! To Him be the glory!

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