Saturday, April 03, 2010

The Lord is risen

On Easter many Christians and much of the world celebrate the resurrection. Regardless of the date, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is real, a central truth of biblical doctrine, and the hope on which the Christian rests. "But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruit of them that slept."

Angels, roll the stone away.
Death, yield up the mighty prey!
See! He rises from the tomb,
Glowing with immortal bloom.
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord.

Now, ye saints lift up your eyes.

Now to glory see Him rise,
In long triumph up the sky--
Up to waiting worlds on high.
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord.

Praise Him, all ye heavenly choirs,
Praise, and sweep your golden lyres;
Praise Him in the noblest songs,
Praise Him from ten thousand tongues.
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord.

Let Immanuel be adored
Ransom, mediator, Lord;
To creation's utmost bound,
Let the immortal praise resound.
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord.

By Thomas Gibbons

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