Monday, April 05, 2010

Hymn: Alleluia! Christ Is Risen

Alleluia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Last night, I was putting Michael to sleep, singing hymns like "At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing" and "Jesus Lives, The Victory's Won" and "Love Divine, All Love Excelling" as lullabies. As I was singing the last, a hymn idea popped into my head. It's not easy to put a child to bed when you keep repeating ideas under your breath so you don't forget them.

A blessed Easter to you and yours!

Alleluia! Christ Is Risen

1. Alleluia! Christ is risen!
Jesus, firstborn from the dead,
Burst the gates to hell’s dark prison.
Christ has triumphed as He said.
To the cross He bore sin's burden.
There He suffered grief and shame.
Rose again to earn our pardon--
Rose our freedom to proclaim.

2. Lo, His tomb now stands deserted.
Hark, the stone now rolled away.
Satan's power fails, diverted,
Hell's dark fury held at bay.
Now end's Satan's insurrection.
Hear the truth we claim by faith:
Through His mighty resurrection
Jesus bears the keys to death.

3. Sinful Adam, die with Jesus
In the great baptismal flood.
Washed of all sin's dread diseases,
Cleansed, we rise, in Jesus blood.
Where, O Hades, is your vict'ry?
Where, O Death, is now your sting?
Death, now toothless, falls before me.
Hell bows, mute, before my King.

4. Alleluia! Christ is risen,
And with Him the saints shall rise.
Death is nevermore our prison;
Now the gate to paradise.
Pow'r, dominion, glory, honor
To the Lamb who once was slain,
Who, with Spirit and the Father,
Now and evermore shall reign.

(c) Alan Kornacki, Jr.
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Tune: HYFRYDOL (LSB 700)

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