Scripture Verse

He has risen. Matthew 28:6


Christopher Wordsworth (1807–1885)

Words: Chris­to­pher Words­worth, 1862. See Hearts to Hea­ven and Voic­es Raise.

Music: Mc­Gra­na­han James Mc­Gra­na­han (1840–1907) (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



Hallelujah! hal­le­lu­jah!
Heart and voice to Hea­ven raise,
Sing to God a hymn of glad­ness,
Sing to God a hymn of praise;
He who on the cross a ran­som
For the world’s sal­va­tion bled,
Jesus Christ the King of glo­ry
Now is ris­en from the dead.

Now the ir­on bars are brok­en,
Christ from death to life is born,
Glorious life, and life im­mor­tal
On this ho­ly East­er morn:
Christ has tri­umphed, and we con­quer
By His migh­ty en­ter­prise,
We with Him to life eter­nal
By His re­sur­rect­ion rise.

Christ is ris­en, Christ the first­fruits
Of the ho­ly har­vest field,
Which will all its full abun­dance,
At His glo­ri­ous ad­vent, yield;
Then the gold­en ears of har­vest
Will be­fore His pre­sence wave,
Rising in His sun­shine joy­ous,
From the fur­row of the grave.

Christ is ris­en; we are ris­en!
Shed upon us hea­ven­ly grace,
Rain and dew and gleams of glo­ry
From the bright­ness of Thy face,
That we, Lord, with hearts in Hea­ven
Here on earth may fruit­ful be,
And by an­gel hands be ga­thered,
And be ev­er safe with Thee.

Hallelujah! hal­le­lu­jah!
Glory be to God above!
Hallelujah, to the Sav­ior,
Fount of life and source of love;
Hallelujah, to the Spir­it
Let our high as­crip­tions be;
Hallelujah, now and ev­er,
To the bless­èd Tri­ni­ty.