Easter: Christ The Lord is Risen Today
When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Hallelujah!
Sons of men and angels say, Hallelujah!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Hallelujah!
Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Hallelujah!
Love’s redeeming work is done, Hallelujah!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Hallelujah!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Hallelujah!
Christ has opened paradise, Hallelujah!
Lives again our glorious King, Hallelujah!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Hallelujah!
Once He died, our souls to save, Hallelujah!
Where thy victory, O grave? Hallelujah!
Soar we now where Christ has led, Hallelujah!
Following our exalted Head, Hallelujah!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Hallelujah!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Hallelujah!
Hail, the Lord of earth and heav’n, Hallelujah!
Praise to Thee by both be giv’n, Hallelujah!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Hallelujah!
Hail, the Resurrection Thou, Hallelujah!
[Original author: Charles Wesley]