Hymn - Christ has risen, the mighty Lion (Robert Page)
- Editor: Jonathan Harris (submitted 2020-08-10). Score information: A4, 1 page, 60 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Melody and words edition of the hymn for the congregation.
- Editor: Jonathan Harris (submitted 2020-08-10). Score information: A4, 1 page, 56 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: A new hymn tune, Wolverton, setting words translated from a Latin hymn.
Title: Hymn - Christ has risen, the mighty Lion
Composer: Robert Page
First published: 2009
Original text and translations
CHRIST has risen, the mighty Lion;
hell defeated beneath Him lies;
Christ has risen, the Lamb of mercy
once an innocent sacrifice;
Heaven sings and the earth sings with it,
wave of ocean with joy replies.
Light comes up from the depths abyssal,
brightness streams from the shades of night;
shoots have sprung from the Grain that perished
thrusting out into life and light;
sea and land and the skies above them
all rejoice with the new delight.
Greet the day of the Lord's own making,
day when gladness and grace draw near;
day when blessings from God the Father
drive out every despair and fear;
day in honour above all others,
brightest glory of all our year!
Come then, brothers and sisters, singing
'Christ has risen from death today!'
Sing in hope of a resurrection
when all darkness shall pass away,
and God's people may see His beauty,
face to face in eternal day.