Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Will­iam C. Plun­ket, in the Ir­ish Church Hym­nal, 1873.

Music: Kirn John P. Tay­lor (1871–1936) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William C. Plunket
(1828–1897)

Lyrics

Our Lord Christ hath risen!
The tempter is foiled;
His legions are scattered,
His strongholds are spoiled.
O sing, alleluia! O sing, alleluia!
O sing, alleluia! be joyful and sing,
Our great foe is baffled,
Christ Jesus is king!

O Death, we defy thee!
A stronger than thou
Hath entered thy palace;
We fear thee not now!
O sing, alleluia! O sing, alleluia!
O sing, alleluia! be joyful and sing,
Death cannot affright us,
Christ Jesus is king!

O Sin, thou art vanquished,
Thy long reign is o’er;
Though still thou dost vex us,
We dread thee no more.
O sing, alleluia! O sing, alleluia!
O sing, alleluia! be joyful and sing,
Who now can condemn us,
Christ Jesus is king!

Our Lord Christ hath risen!
Day breaketh at last;
The long night of weeping
Is now well nigh past.
O sing, alleluia! O sing, alleluia!
O sing, alleluia! be joyful and sing,
Our foes are all conquered,
Christ Jesus is king!