Christ is Risen! lyrics


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1. Christ is Risen!
Words by John Samuel Bewley Monsell (1811-1875)

Christ is risen! Hallelujah!
Risen our victorious Head!
Sing His praises! Hallelujah!
Christ is risen from the dead!
Gratefully our hearts adore Him,
As His light once more appears,
Bowing down in joy before Him,
Rising up from grief and tears,

Chorus:
Christ is risen! Hallelujah!
Risen our victorious Head!
Sing His praises! Hallelujah!
Christ is risen from the dead!

Christ is risen! all the sadness
Of His earthly life is o’er,
Through the open gates of gladness
He returns to life once more;
Death and hell before Him bending,
He doth rise, the Victor now,
Angels on His steps attending,
Glory round His wounded brow.
Christ is risen! all the sadness
Of His earthly life is o’er,
Through the open gates of gladness
He returns to life once more.

Chorus

Christ is risen! henceforth never
Death nor hell shall us enthrall;
We are Christ’s, in Him forever
We have triumphed over all;
All the doubting and dejection
Of our trembling hearts have ceased,
’Tis His day of resurrection!
Let us rise and keep the feast.
Christ is risen! henceforth never
Death nor hell shall us enthrall;
We are Christ’s, in Him forever
We have triumphed over all.

Chorus

2. As the Hart About to Falter (Psalm 42)
Words by Dewey Westra (1931)

As the hart, about to falter,
In its trembling agony,
Longs for flowing streams of water,
So O God I long for Thee.
Yes, athirst for Thee I cry;
God of life, O when shall I
Come again to stand before Thee
In Thy temple, and adore Thee?

Bitter tears of lamentation
Are my food by night and day;
In my deep humiliation
Where is now your God? they say.
O my soul’s poured out in me,
When I bring to memory,
How the throngs I would assemble
Shouting praises in Thy temple.

O my soul, why ar you grieving,
Why disquieted in me?
Hope in God, your faith retrieving;
He will still your refuge be.
I again shall laud His grace
For the comfort of His face;
He will show His help and favor,
For He is my God and Savior.

From the land beyond the Jordan
With song cast down in me,
From Mount Mizar and Mount Hermon,
I will yet remember Thee.
As the waters purge and leap,
Deep re-echoes unto deep;
All Thy waves and billows roaring
O’er my troubled soul are pouring.

But the Lord will send salvation,
And by day His love provide;
He shall be my exultation,
And my song at eventide.
On His praise e’en in the night
I will ponder with delight,
And in prayer, transcending distance,
Seek the God of my existence.

I will say to God, my fortress:
Why hast Thou forgotten me?
Why must I proceed in sadness
Hounded by the enemy?
Their rebukes and scoffing words
Pierced my bones like pointed swords,
As they say with proud defiance:
Where is God, your firm reliance?

O my soul, why ar you grieving,
Why disquieted in me?
Hope in God, your faith retrieving;
He will still your refuge be.
I again shall laud His grace
For the comfort of His face;
He will show His help and favor,
For He is my God and Savior.

3. Holy Lord
Words by James Montgomery (1771-1854)

Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy Lord
Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy Lord
God of hosts! when heaven and earth
Out of darkness, at Thy word,
Issued into glorious birth;
All thy works before Thee stood,
And Thine eye beheld them good,
While they sang with sweet accord,
Holy is the Lord!

Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy Lord
Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy Lord
One Jehovah evermore,
Father, Son, and Spirit! we,
Dust and ashes, would adore.
Lightly by the world esteemed,
From that world by Thee redeemed,
Sing we here with glad accord,
Holy is the Lord!

Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy Lord
Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy Lord
Heaven’s triumphant choir shall sing,
When the ransomed nations fall
At the footstool of their King:
Then shall saints and seraphim,
Harps and voices, swell one hymn,
Blending in sublime accord,
Holy is the Lord!

Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy Lord
Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy Lord

4. Psalm 8

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! (2X)
Who have displayed your splendor above
From mouths of infants have established strength
Because of all your adversaries
To make the enemies and vengeful cease

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! (2X)
When I consider your heavens, O Lord,
The awesome work by your fingers done
The moon and stars, which you call by name
In their places which you have ordained

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! (2X)
O what is man that you take thought of him
The son of man that you care for him
You made him lower than the heavenly beings
Crowned with glory and majesty

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! (2X)
You made him ruler o’er the work of your hands
And put everything under his feet
The flocks and herds and the beasts of the field
Birds and fish and all that swim the seas

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! (4X)

5. O Lord Remember Me
Words by Thomas Haweis (1791)

O God from whom all goodness flows
I lift my soul to thee
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes
O Lord, remember me

When on my aching, burdened heart
My sins lie so heavy
Your pardon grant new peace in part
O Lord, remember me

Chorus:
O Lord, remember me
May I be with you in glory
Face to face, where every eye can see
O Lord, remember me

When many trials obstruct my way
And ills I cannot flee
O let my strength be as my days
O Lord, remember me

If for your sake, upon my name
Shame and reproach shall be
I’ll hail reproach and welcome shame
O Lord, remember me

Chorus

If worn with pain, disease, or grief
This feeble frame should be
Grant patience, rest, and kind relief
O Lord, remember me

When in the solemn hour of death
I wait your just decree
Be this the prayer of my last breath:
“O Lord, remember me”

Chorus

6. O Love of God
Words by Horatius Bonar (1861)

O love of God, how strong and true!
Eternal, and yet ever new;
Uncomprehended and unbought,
Beyond all knowledge and all thought.

O love of God, how deep and great!
Far deeper than man’s deepest hate;
Self fed, self kindled like the light,
Changeless, eternal infinite.

Chorus:
O love of God, our shield and stay
Through all the perils of our way!
Eternal love, in you we rest
Forever safe, forever blessed.

O heavenly love, how precious still,
In days of weariness and ill,
In nights of pain and helplessness,
To heal, to comfort, and to bless!

O wide embracing, wondrous love!
We read you in the sky above,
We read you in the earth below,
In seas that swell, and streams that flow.

Chorus

We read thee best in Him who came
To bear for us the cross of shame;
Sent by the Father from on high,
A life to live, our death to die.

We read your power to bless and save,
E’en in the darkness of the grave;
Still more in resurrection light,
We read the fulness of your might.

Chorus

We will exalt you, God and King!
And we will ever praise your name;
We will extol you every day,
And evermore your praise proclaim.

7. Day of Judgment! Day of Wonders!
Words by John Newton (1774)

Day of judgment! Day of wonders!
Hark! the trumpet’s awful sound,
Louder than a thousand thunders,
Shakes the vast creation round!
How the summons will the sinner’s heart confound!

At His call the dead awaken,
Rise to life from earth and sea;
All the powers of nature shaken
By His look, prepares to flee.
Careless sinner, what will then become of thee?

Chorus:
See the Judge, our nature wearing,
Clothed in majesty divine!
We who long for His appearing
Then shall say, “This God is mine!”
Woe to those who while on earth
Refuse to ever bend the knee
They will say “Lord, Lord, we knew You,”
But He’ll say, “Depart from Me!”

Horrors, past imagination,
Will surprise your trembling heart,
When you hear your condemnation,
“Hence, accursed wretch, depart!
Thou, with Satan and his angels, have thy part!”

Satan now, who tries to please you,
Lest you timely warning take,
When that word is past, will seize you,
Plunge you in the burning lake:
Think, poor sinner, thy eternal all’s at stake.

Chorus

But to those who have confessèd,
Loved and served the Lord below,
He will say, “Come near, ye blessèd,
See the kingdom I bestow;
You forever will My love and glory know.”

Under sorrows and reproaches,
May this thought your courage raise!
Swiftly God’s great day approaches,
Sighs then shall be changed to praise.
We shall triumph when the world is in a blaze.

Rise up, good and faithful soldier, take your place

Chorus

8. How Sweet and Awful
Words by Isaac Watts (1707)

How sweet and awful is the place
With Christ within the doors,
While everlasting love displays
The choicest of her stores!
Here every kindness of our God
With soft compassion rolls;
Here peace and pardon bought with blood
Is food for dying souls.

Chorus:
While all our hearts and all our songs
Join to admire the feast,
Each of us cry, with thankful tongues,
“Lord, why was I a guest?”

“Why was I made to hear Thy voice,
And enter while there’s room,
When thousands make a wretched choice,
And rather starve than come?”
’Twas the same love that spread the feast
That sweetly drew us in;
Else we had still refused to taste,
And perished in our sin.

Chorus

Pity the nations, O our God!
Constrain the earth to come;
Send Thy victorious Word abroad,
And bring the strangers home.
We long to see Thy churches full,
That all the chosen race
May with one voice, and heart and soul,
Sing Thy redeeming grace.

Chorus (2X)

9. Jesus the Crucified

We all like sheep have gone far astray
Each one has turned to his own sinful way
Dead in transgressions and justly condemned
But God in his mercy a Savior did send

Chorus:
Jesus the crucified, Jesus, who bled and died
Jesus, the Risen One
Wrath of God satisfied, we are now justified
All praise to Jesus the Son

Our griefs and sorrows he humbly bore
Beaten and spit on and mockingly scorned
Bètrayed, denied, and unjustly accused
A lamb before shearers he silently stood

Chorus

They nailed his hands and his feet to the tree
Pierced he was for our iniquities
Our sins upon him it grew dark as night
“It is finished!” he cried and lay down his life

Chorus

That glorious morning the stone rolled away
Death now defeated, Christ rose from the grave
Triumphant, victorious, and mighty to save
Jesus the Conqueror, your great name we praise!

Chorus (2X)

10. Undivided Three, Mysterious One

We give immortal praise
To God the Father’s love
For all our comforts here
And better hopes above

He sent his own eternal Son
To die for sin that man had done (repeat)

To God the Son belongs
Immortal glory too
Who bought us with his blood
From everlasting woe

And now he lives and now he reigns
And sees the fruit of all his pains (repeat)

To God the Spirit’s name
Immortal worship give
Whose new creating power
Makes the dead sinner live

His work completes the great design
And fills the soul with joy divine (repeat)

Almighty God, to thee
The endless honor’s done
The undivided Three
And the mysterious One

Where reason fails, with all her powers,
There faith prevails and love adores (repeat)

11. Immanuel Has Come to Thee
(Isaiah 9:1)

O land of Zebulun, Naphtali
Your gloom and darkness have gone
For unto you a child is born
To you a son is given

Chorus:
Immanuel has come to thee
The one the prophets foretold
Immanuel has come to thee
The Savior, Christ the Lord

You shepherds watching your flocks this night
The Lamb of God is near
You wise men coming from the east
The King of Kings is here!

Chorus

Glory to God in the highest
The angels sing at his birth
To men on whom his favor rests
Goodwill and peace on earth

Chorus

He comes to save us from our sins
And reconcile us to God
In love he’ll buy and redeem us
With his own precious blood

Chorus (2X)

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