Scripture Verse

He has risen, just as He said. Matthew 28:6


Charles Wesley

Words: 14th Cen­tu­ry Bo­hem­i­an La­tin ca­rol (Sur­rex­it Christ­us ho­die). The first trans­la­tion ap­peared in Ly­ra Da­vid­i­ca, or a Col­lec­tion of Di­vine Songs and Hymns (John Walsh: 1708).

Stanzas 1–3 took their cur­rent form in The Com­pleat Psal­mist, by John Ar­nold (Lon­don: 1749). Stan­za 4 is by Charles Wes­ley, Hymns and Sac­red Po­ems, 1740, alt.

Music: Llanfair Ro­bert Will­iams, 1817. Har­mo­ny by John Ro­berts, 1837 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

John Roberts


Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once, upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly king, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save, Alleluia!

But the pains which He endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation hath procured, Alleluia!
Now above the sky He’s king, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing, Alleluia!

Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as His love, Alleluia!
Praise Him, all you heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Alleluia!