"Christ the Lord is Risen Again"
                          by Michael Weisse, c. 1480-1534
                   Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
                                 Text From:
                      THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Christ the Lord is risen again!
        Christ has broken death's strong chain!
        Hark, the angels shout for joy
        Singing evermore on high:
        2. He who gave for us His life.
        Who for us endured the strife,
        Is our Paschal Lamb today.
        We, too, sing for joy and say:
        3. He who bore all pain and loss
        Comfortless upon the cross
        Lives in glory now on high,
        Pleads for us and hears our cry:
        4. He whose path no records tell
        Hath descended into hell;
        He the strong man armed hath bound
        And in highest heaven is crowned.
        5. He who slumbered in the grave
        Is exalted now to save;
        Now through Christendom it rings
        That the Lamb is King of kings.
        6. Now He bids us tell abroad
        How the lost may be restored,
        How the penitent forgiven,
        How we, too, may enter heaven.
        7. Thou our Paschal Lamb indeed,
        Christ, today Thy people feed;
        Take our sins and guilt away
        That we all may sing for aye:

Notes: Hymn #190 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Mark 16:6 Author: Michael Weisse, 1531 Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863 Titled: "Christus ist erstanden" (Based on "Christ is erstanden") Tune: "Christus ist erstanden" Melody: Latin, c. 1100
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