Scripture Verse

He is risen, as He said. Matthew 28:6


Edward Hodges (1796–1867)

Words: Bri­an Wren, 1986.

Music: Ode an die Freude from the 9th Sym­pho­ny of Lud­wig van Beet­ho­ven, 1824. Ar­ranged by Ed­ward Hodg­es, 1864 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Brian Wren (1936–)


Christ is ris­en! Shout Ho­san­na!
Celebrate this day of days!
Christ is ris­en! Hush in won­der:
All cre­ation is am­azed.
In the de­sert all-sur­round­ing,
See, a spread­ing tree has grown.
Healing leaves of grace abound­ing
Bring a taste of love un­known.

Christ is ris­en! Raise your spir­its
From the ca­verns of des­pair.
Walk with glad­ness in the morn­ing.
See what love can do and dare.
Drink the wine of re­sur­rect­ion,
Not a ser­vant, but a friend.
Jesus is our strong com­pan­ion.
Joy and peace shall ne­ver end.

Christ is ris­en! Earth and Hea­ven
Nevermore shall be the same.
Break the bread of new cre­ation
Where the world is still in pain.
Tell its grim, de­mon­ic cho­rus:
Christ is ris­en! Get you gone!
God the First and Last is with us,
Sing Ho­san­na, ev­ery­one!