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Do you know this Easter hymn, Christ the Lord is Risen Today? Good not only for Easter, but to remind us that the tomb is empty. God did his work through his son. He makes our faith a powerhouse!
Charles Wesley wrote this hymn. A prolific song writer, Charles Wesley (along with his brother John) served the people on England. He wrote more than 6, 000 hymns. His father was a poet and a cleric in the Anglican church. If you would like to know more about him Christianity Today has a decent article about him.
Lyrics to 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 heav’ns, and earth reply, Alleluia!
Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Lo! Our sun’s eclipse is o’er, Alleluia!
Lo! He sets in blood no more, Alleluia!
Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!
Christ has burst the gates of hell, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!
Lives again our glorious king, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Dying once He all doth save, Alleluia!*
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!
Soar we now, where Christ has led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross—the grave—the skies, Alleluia!
For the less common lyrics please see HymnTime.