by Apollon Nikolayevich Maykov (1821 - 1897) and sometimes misattributed to César Antonovich Cui (1835 - 1918)
Translation © by Lyle Neff

Христос воскрес
Language: Russian (Русский) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Повсюду благовест гудит,
Из всех церквей народ валит.
Заря глядит уже с небес...
Христос воскрес! Христос воскрес!

С полей уж снят покров снегов,
И реки рвутся из оков,
И зеленеет ближный лес...
Христос воскрес! Христос воскрес!

Вот просыпается земля,
И одеваются поля,
Весна идёт, полна чудес,
Христос воскрес!  Христос воскрес!

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  • ENG English (Lyle Neff) , "Christ is risen!", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le Christ est ressuscité", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 50

Christ is risen!
Language: English  after the Russian (Русский) 
The ringing of bells dins everywhere,
Out of all the churches people flock.
Daybreak peeps already from the sky...
Christ is risen! Christ is risen!

From fields the cover of snows is already removed,
And rivers are breaking from [their] shackles,
And the nearby forest is turning green...
Christ is risen! Christ is risen!

Behold, the earth awakens,
And the fields array themselves,
Spring is coming, full of wonders!
Christ is risen! Christ is risen!


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This text was added to the website: 2016-05-19
Line count: 12
Word count: 75