'Christ, the Lord, is risen today' (Church Hymnary Fourth Edition)

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1 'Christ the Lord is risen today',
all on earth and angels say;
raise your joys and triumphs high;
sing, ye heavens, and earth reply.
Love's redeeming work is done,
fought the fight, the battle won;
lo! our sun's eclipse is o'er,
lo! he sets in blood no more.

2 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal;
Christ has burst the gates of hell:
death in vain forbids his rise;
Christ has opened Paradise.
Lives again our glorious King;
where, O death, is now thy sting?
Once he died, our souls to save;
where thy victory, O 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 thee by both be given;
thee we greet triumphant now;
hail, the Resurrection thou!

Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
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