Scripture Verse

Why do you seek the living among the dead? Luke 24:5


Frederik H. Kaan

Words: Ni­co­lás Mar­tín­ez, 1960 (Cris­to Vi­ve). Trans­lat­ed from Spa­nish to Eng­lish by Fred Kaan, 1972.

Music: Aus­tria (Hay­dn) ar­ranged by Franz J. Hay­dn, 1797, pos­sib­ly from a Cro­a­tian folk tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

Franz J. Haydn


Christ is risen, Christ is living.
Dry your tears; be unafraid.
Death and darkness could not hold Him,
Nor the tomb in which He lay.
Do not look among the dead for
One who lives forevermore.
Tell the world that Christ is risen;
Make it known He goes before.

If the Lord had never risen,
We’d have nothing to believe.
But His promise can be trusted:
You will live because I live.
As we share the death of Adam,
So in Christ we live again.
Death has lost it sting and terror;
Christ the Lord has come to reign.

Death has lost its old dominion;
Let the world rejoice and shout!
Christ, the firstborn of the living,
Gives us life and leads us out.
Let us thank our God who causes
Hope to spring up from the ground.
Christ is risen, Christ is giving
Life eternal, life profound.