Scripture Verse

Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? 1 Corinthians 15:55

Introduction

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Thomas Kelly
(1769–1855)

Words: Tho­mas Kel­ly, Col­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns (Dub­lin: 1802).

Music: St. Mi­chael me­lo­dy by Lou­is Bour­geois in the French Ge­ne­van Psal­ter, 1551. Adapt­ed by Will­iam Crotch in his Psalm Tunes, 1836 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Narenza, adapt­ed from the Ka­thol­ische Kirch­en­ge­sang (Co­logne, Ger­ma­ny: 1619) (🔊 pdf nwc)
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William Crotch
(1775–1847)

Lyrics

The Lord is risen indeed!
And are the tidings true?
Yes, we beheld the Savior bleed,
And saw Him living, too.

The Lord is risen, indeed!
Then Justice asks no more;
Mercy and Truth are now agreed
Who stood opposed before.

The Lord is risen indeed!
Now is His work performed;
Now is the mighty Captive freed,
And death’s strong castle stormed.

The Lord is risen indeed!
The grave has lost its prey;
With Him is risen the ransomed seed
To reign in endless day.

The Lord is risen indeed!
He lives, to die no more;
He lives, the sinner’s cause to plead,
Whose curse and shame He bore.

The Lord is risen indeed!
Attending angels, hear!
Up to the courts of heaven with speed
The joyful tidings bear.

Then take your golden lyres,
And strike each cheerful chord;
Join, all ye bright celestial choirs,
To sing our risen Lord.