172. Jesus Christ is risen today
Four 7's, with alleluia
Charles Wesley, Lyra Davidica, 1708;
Jesus Christ is risen today,
Our triumphant holy day,
Who did once upon the cross
Suffer to redeem our loss.
Hymns of praise then let us sing
Unto Christ, our heavenly King,
Who endured the cross and grave,
Sinners to redeem and save.
But the pains which he endured,
Our salvation have procured;
Now above the sky he's King,
Where the angels ever sing.
Sing we to our God above
Praise eternal as his love;
Praise him, all ye heavenly host,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.