Christ is risen!
Christ the Lord is risen today, [Alleluia!]1
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!
Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the [battle]2 won, Alleluia!
Jesus' agony is o'er, Alleluia!
Darkness veils the earth no more, Alleluia!3
Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!
Christ hath burst the gates of hell; Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids Him rise; Alleluia!
Christ hath opened Paradise. Alleluia!
Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!
B. Huhn sets stanzas 1-4
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As there are hundreds of versions of this text, the version given here is that which most closely aligns with that used in Huhn's setting. Most other versions include additional stanzas after the final one given here, though texts differ widely.
1 Huhn omits every "alleluia!"
2 Huhn: "vict'ry"
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