Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen indeed. Luke 24:34


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Rikard Nordraak (1842–1866)


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.