Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!
Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!
Perhaps Kristine, our resident hymnologist (hymnographer? hymnoclaust?) can give us a history of this fun traditional hymn. It seems to have a number of verses, of which only three made it into our hymnal. For some alternate versions, see
I just noticed these versions while looking for an internet site with the lyrics to this hymn, and I liked the imagery of a few of the verses I hadn’t seen before. Such as:
Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!
Christ hath burst the gates of hell, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia!
Christ hath opened Paradise, Alleluia!
Happy Easter, everyone!