Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen indeed.@Luke 24:34

Introduction

Words: Anon­y­mous, in Ca­rols Old and Ca­rols New, by Charles L. Hut­chins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Pa­rish Choir, 1916), num­ber 298.

Music: Rize A. A. Wild (?–1903) ( 🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Bird and blossom, leaf and tree,
Chime and choir, in gladsome key,
Echo near and far away,
Jesus Christ is risen today!
Echo near and far away,
Jesus Christ is risen today!

Born a babe, on Calv’ry slain,
Ended now the sad refrain;
Henceforth sing the carol gay,
Jesus Christ is risen today!
Henceforth sing the carol gay,
Jesus Christ is risen today!

Ris’n from death to life above,
Rise, then, we to lives of love;
Lives melodious that shall say,
Jesus Christ is risen today!
Lives melodious that shall say,
Jesus Christ is risen today!

Helping hand and loving heart,
Smiling face with gentle art,
Hymning one triumphant lay,
Jesus Christ is risen today!
Hymning our triumphant lay,
Jesus Christ is risen today!