Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today is a Christian hymn associated with Easter. Most of the stanzas were written by Charles Wesley, and the hymn appeared under the title “Hymn for Easter Day” in Hymns and Sacred Songs by Charles and John Wesley in 1739. It remains a traditional processional hymn on Easter Sunday.
The hymn is a variation of an earlier hymn Jesus Christ Is Risen Today, a 14th-century Latin hymn which had been translated into English and published in Lyra Davidica in 1708 (and later in 1749 in Arnold's Compleat Psalmodist). ...
Many hymnals include both hymns separately. Almost all list Jesus Christ Is Risen Today to be sung to the hymn tune Easter Hymn. ... (the United Methodist Hymnal also list that as the tune for Christ the Lord Is Risen Today. However, most list Christ the Lord Is Risen Today to be sung to the anonymous tune Nassau (first found in a late 17th-century German book of sacred tunes), to the tune Gwalchmai by Welsh composer Joseph David Jones, or to the tune Llanfair, by another Welsh composer, Robert Williams. Hymns Old and New (New Anglican Edition - published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd) uses Wurttemberg with Alleluias (attributed to Hundert Arien, Dresden 1694) for 'Christ the Lord is Risen Again'.
Charles Wesley (18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788) was an English leader of the Methodist movement, son of Anglican clergyman and poet Samuel Wesley, the younger brother of Methodist founder John Wesley and Anglican clergyman Samuel Wesley the Younger. He was father of musician Samuel Wesley and grandfather of musician Samuel Sebastian Wesley. Despite their closeness, Charles and his brother John did not always agree on questions relating to their beliefs. In particular, Charles was strongly opposed to the idea of a breach with the Church of England into which they had both been ordained. Charles Wesley is mostly remembered for the over 6,000 hymns he wrote. He ministered for part of his life in The New Room Chapel in Bristol. His house, located nearby, can still be visited.
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Christ the Lord is ris'n to - day, Al - - le - lu - ia!
Sons of men and an - gels say: Al - - le - lu - ia!
Raise your joys and tri - umphs high, Al - - le - lu - ia!
Sing, ye heav'ns,and earth re - ply. Al - - le - lu - ia!
Lives a - gain our glo - rious King: Al - - le - lu - ia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Al - - le - lu - ia!
Dy - ing once, He all doth save: Al - - le - lu - ia!
Where thy vic - to - ry, O grave? Al - - le - lu - ia!
Love's re - deem -ing work is done, Al - - le - lu - ia!
Fought the fight, the bat - tle won; Al - - le - lu - ia!
Death in vain for - bids Him rise; Al - - le - lu - ia!
Christ has o - pened Par - a - dise. Al - - le - lu - ia!
Soar we now, where Christ has led, Al - - le - lu - ia!
Fol - l'wing our ex - alt - ed Head; Al - - le - lu - ia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise; Al - - le - lu - ia!
Ours the cross, the grave,the skies. Al - - le - lu - ia!
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