Christ, the Lord, is risen today! (Irish Presbyterian Version)

Copy Text to Clipboard
1 'Christ, the Lord, is risen today!'
all creation join to say:
raise your joys and triumphs high;
sing, you heavens, and earth reply:
love's redeeming work is done!
Fought the fight, the battle won:
see, our sun's eclipse has passed,
see, the light returns at last!

2 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal:
Christ has burst the gates of hell;
death in vain forbids him rise-
Christ has opened Paradise:
lives again our glorious King;
where, O death, is now your sting?
Once he died, our souls to save;
where's your victory, boasting grave?

3 Soar we now where Christ has led,
following our exalted head;
made like him, like him we rise;
ours the cross, the grave, the skies:
hail the Lord of earth and heaven!
Praise to you by both be given;
every knee to you shall bow,
risen Christ, triumphant now!

Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
7 7 7 7 D