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Composed for “Church Hymns with Tunes”, S.P.C.K., 1874.

1 Christ is risen! Christ is risen!   2 Lo, the chains of death are broken!
    He hath burst His bonds in twain;       Earth below, and Heaven above
  Christ is risen! Christ is risen!     Joy anew in every token
    Earth and Heaven prolong the strain!       Of Thy triumph Lord of love!
  He who suffered pain and loss,     He o'er earth and heaven shall reign
      In his love to us,         At his Father's side,
  Dying on the bitter Cross,     Till He cometh once again,
      Lives victorious!         Bridegroom to His Bride.
  Christ is risen! Christ is risen!     Christ is risen! Christ is risen
    He hath burst His bonds in twain;       He hath burst His bonds in twain;
  Christ is risen! Christ is risen!     Christ is risen! Christ is risen!
    Earth and Heaven prolong the strain!       Earth and Heaven prolong the strain!

3 Angel legions, downward thronging,
    Hail the Lord of earth and skies!
  Ye who watched with holy longing
    Till your Sun again should rise:—
  He is risen! Earth, rejoice!
      Sing, ye starry train!
  All things living, find a voice!
      Jesus lives again!
  Christ is risen! Christ is risen!
    He hath burst His bonds in twain;
  Christ is risen! Christ is risen!
    Over earth and heaven to reign!

A. T. Gurney.

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