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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

I always have loved this hymn, and the way the congregation belts it out so triumphantly.

Lyrics ~ Charles Wesley, 1707-1788
Music ~ Lyra Davidica, 1708 

Christ the Lord is ris'n today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heav'ns, and earth reply, Alleluia! 

Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened Paradise, Alleluia! 

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Dying once He all doth save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia! 

Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!
Foll'wing our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia! 

Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!

Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia! 

King of glory, soul of bliss, Alleluia!
Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
Thee to know, Thy power to prove, Alleluia!
Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia!

And, just because I'm me . . . from the sublime to the ridiculous....


Hildred said...

Lovely blog, - I am playing this as the first hymn this morning and look forward to lots of happy voices joining in with the organ and raising the roof! Blessed Easter wishes....

Blipfillypicklepoo said...

Happy Easter, June! Hope your day was full of good things.

Tracy said...

I love that song as well and I've been singing it all day long! It's so lovely!
thanks for sharing the thoughts and God bless!

threecollie said...

Happy Easter!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I sang that song at church today. Alleluia!

georgia little pea said...

Haha, sweet bit of ridiculous! Happy Easter to you too :) though I may be a bit late. It's already Monday late night here.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi June, Love that hymn... It's my favorite Easter hymn.... WE sang it in church yesterday.

FUNNY illustration.... ha ha

Have a great day.

Lord Wellbourne said...

No matter how jaded one becomes over any particular holiday, a good rousing hymn can put you in the right frame of mind. Mahalia Jackson singing 'Onward Christian Soldier' does it for me every time!

Joey said...


One of my favorite songs! He lives!

Sally Wessely said...

I love that hymn also. I hope your day was very happy.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Yes indeed . "Why should the devil have all the best tunes ? " .
General William Booth , founder of The Salvation Army .

Cloudia said...

Comfort Spiral




Morning Bray said...

A Happy (belated) Easter to you too, June.

Morning Bray Farm said...

A Happy (belated) Easter to you too, June.

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