Christopher Wordsworth, 1872
Hearts to heaven and voices raise:
Sing to God a hymn of gladness,
Sing to God a hymn of praise.
He, who on the cross a victim,
For the world's salvation bled,
Jesus Christ, the King of glory,
Now is risen from the dead.
2. Now the iron bars are broken,
3. Christ is risen, Christ, the first-fruits|
Of the holy harvest field,
Which will all its full abundance
At His second coming yield:
Then the golden ears of harvest
Will their heads before Him wave,
Ripened by His glorious sunshine
From the furrows of the grave.
4. Christ is risen, we are risen!
5. Alleluia, alleluia!|
Glory be to God on high;
Alleluia! to the Saviour
Who has gained the victory;
Alleluia! to the Spirit,
Fount of love and sanctity:
To the Triune Majesty.
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