Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 1 Corinthians 15:20
Words: Alice J. Cleator, in Uplifted Voices, edited by Adam Geibel and R. Frank Lehman (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Geibel & Lehman, 1901), number 183.
Music: Tuzla Adam Geibel (🔊 pdf nwc).
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Hail the joy to mortals given,
Christ hath conquered hosts of sin;
Keys of death have opened Heaven,
All who will may enter in.
Christ is ris’n—o’er death victorious,
Hail the joy the message brings;
Christ is ris’n to life most glorious,
Hail, O hail the King of kings.
Christ is ris’n from grief to glory,
From a grave unto a throne;
Hail the glad and wondrous story,
Hail, O hail the kingly One.
Join, O heart, the song of gladness,
Join the strains of earth and Heaven;
Vanished now all gloom and sadness,
Joy is to the nations giv’n.