Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen indeed. Luke 24:34

Introduction

Words: M. R., in the Pri­ma­ry Teach­ers’ Man­u­al, ed­it­ed by Chris­to­pher R. Black­all, Kate Her­shey Row­land & Carr­ie H. Smith (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­i­can Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1913), num­ber 40.

Music: Ri­kard Nor­draak (1842–1866) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the au­thor’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Rikard Nordraak
1842–1866

Lyrics

Christ is risen! Christ is risen!
Joyful angels sing;
Christ is risen! Christ is risen!
Earth’s glad carols ring.
To the grave our Lord descended,
Bowed to death’s grim reign,
But the three dread days are ended,
Empty now is death’s domain.

Christ is risen! Christ is risen!
Sorrow, earth, no more;
From the tomb’s enclosing prison
Lo! an open door.
Through its portals now a vision
Fills the glowing sky;
Sing, ye Christians, Christ is risen,
Ris’n indeed, no more to die.