‘Christ the Lord is risen today!’
All creation joins to say:
raise your joy and triumph high;
sing now Heaven, and Earth reply:
Love’s redeeming work is done,
fought the fight, the battle won:
vain the stone, the watch, the seal;
Christ has burst the gates of Hell.
Lives again our glorious King:
where, O death, is now your sting?
Once he died our souls to save;
where your victory, O grave?
Soar we now where Christ has led,
following our exalted head;
made like him, like him we rise;
ours the cross, the grave the skies.