Christ the Lord is risen today (The Worship Songbook Version)

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1 Christ the Lord is risen today,
sons of men and angels say,
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
raise your joys and triumphs high,
sing, ye heavens and earth reply,
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal,
Christ has burst the gates of hell:
Hallelujah!
Death in vain forbids his rise,
Christ has opened paradise!
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

2 Lives again our glorious king,
where, O death, is now thy sting?
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Once he died our souls to save,
where thy victory, O thou grave?
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

Soar we now where Christ has led,
following our exalted head;
Hallelujah!
Made like him, like him we rise,
ours the cross, the grave, the skies;
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

3 Hail the Lord of earth and heaven!
Praise to thee by both be given;
Hallelujah!
Thee we greet triumphant now.
Hail, the resurrection, thou!
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
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