Sunday, April 8, 2012

He is Risen

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once, upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save, Alleluia!

But the pains which He endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation hath procured, Alleluia!
Now above the sky He’s king, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing, Alleluia!

Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as His love, Alleluia!
Praise Him, all you heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Alleluia!

Words: 14th Cen­tu­ry Bo­hem­i­an La­tin car­ol (Sur­rex­it Christ­us ho­die). The first trans­la�tion appeared in Lyra Da­vid­i­ca, or a Col­lect­ion of Di­vine Songs and Hymns (John Walsh: 1708). Stan­zas 1-3 took their cur­rent form in The Com­pleat Psalm­ist, by John Ar­nold (Lon­don: 1749). Stan­za 4 is by Charles Wes­leyHymns and Sac­red Po­ems, 1740, alt.
Music: Llan­fairRo­bert Will­iams, 1817; har­mo­ny by John Ro­berts, 1837 (MI­DIscore). Al­ter­nate tune:

Easter Blessings to you and yours.


Susie said...

Hi is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Cynthia said...

Love the card! Love that hymn too! Happy Easter, Bonnie! He is risen indeed!

Autumn Mist said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie. He is risen indeed, Allelujah!

Donna said...

Beautiful card. Donna x

Victoria said...

He is risen indeed! Hope you had a truly blessed Easter!

Doris said...

He is risen indeed! Hope your Easter was truly joyful.