(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)
Christ is risen from the dead — He is risen as He said!
Never, since the heavens rang With the song the angels sang
On the morning of His birth, Had such gladness come to earth;
Quickly were the tidings spread: Christ is risen from the dead!
Gone the garden agony, Dreadful death of Calvary,
Gone the hours of hopeless gloom While He lingered in the tomb;
Like the waking, did it seem, From a terrifying dream —
Now what rapt’rous joy instead: Christ is risen from the dead!
Christian brothers, shout and sing — Death has lost its ancient sting!
Christ, the Crucified before, Is alive forevermore!
Grave, where is thy vict’ry now? See the light upon His brow!
Empty, see, the stony bed: Christ is risen from the dead!
Heirs of glory, thru His grace, Tears be dried from ev’ry face!
Be your harts no longer sad, On this Easter day be glad!
Faith and hope are not in vain You are born to live again!
Ev’ry soul be comforted: Christ is risen from the dead!