Nursery Rhymes

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Christ the Lord is Risen Today Lyrics and Music

The edifying words and lyrics of the venerated hymn begin with "Christ is risen! Christ is risen! He hath burst his bonds in twain" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" hymn were written by its English author Charles Wesley. The author of the hymn, Charles Wesley, was born on December 18, 1707 and died on March 29, 1788. The joyous music that accompanies the "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" song of praise was composed by Jean Sibelius The composer of the music to the "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" hymn, Jean Sibelius, was born on 8 December 1865 and died on September 20, 1957. We have placed "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" in the category of Easter Songs. Enjoy the edifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and traditional church hymn.

Christ the Lord is Risen Today Hymn
Title: Christ the Lord is Risen Today *** Name of Composer: Jean Sibelius *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Charles Wesley *** Hymns Category: Easter Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the glorifying words of the "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" lyrics, Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707-March 29, 1788), was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England and achieved fame as a leader of the Methodist movement and his prolific hymn writing of over 6000 hymns.

Christ the Lord is Risen Today Lyrics

Christ is risen! Christ is risen!
He hath burst his bonds in twain;
Christ is risen! Christ is risen!
Alleluia! swell the strain!
For our gain he suffered loss
By divine decree;
He hath die upon the cross,
But our God is he.
Refrain:
Christ is risen! Christ is risen!
He hath burst his bonds in twain;
Christ is risen! Christ is risen!
Alleluia! swell the strain!

See the chains of death are broken;
Earth below and heaven above
Joy in each amazing token
Of his rising, Lord of love;
He for evermore shall reign
By the Father's side,
Till he comes to earth again,
Come to claim his Bride
Refrain

Glorious angels downward thronging
Hail the Lord of all the skies;
Heaven, with joy and holy longing
For the Word Incarnate, cries,
"Sun and stars and earth rejoice!
Christ is risen again!
All creation find a voice;
He o'er all shall reign."
Refrain

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Christ the Lord is Risen Today", Jean Sibelius (8 December 1865-September 20, 1957), was born in Hameenlinna in the Grand Duchy of Finland and became famous as a composer, violinist and musician. Jean Sibelius is known as Finland's greatest composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Christ the Lord is Risen Today
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707 to March 29, 1788)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Jean Sibelius (8 December 1865 to September 20, 1957)
Hymn Category: Easter Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Christ is risen! Christ is risen! He hath burst his bonds in twain"
First Publication Date: 1739

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