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Hymn score of: The Lord of life is risen! (Johann Peter Lange/Henry Harbaugh/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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The Lord of life is risen!
(Johann Peter Lange/Henry Harbaugh/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Lord of life is risen!

1. The Lord of life is risen!
  Sing, Easter heralds! sing:
He burst his rocky prison,
  wide let the triumph ring.
Tell how the graves are quaking,
the saints their fetters breaking;
  sing, heralds: Jesus lives!
  Sing, heralds: Jesus lives!

2. In death no longer lying,
  he rose, the Prince, today:
Life of the dead and dying,
  he triumphed o'er decay.
The Lord of Life is risen,
in ruins lies Death's prison,
  its keeper bound in chains,
  its keeper bound in chains.

3. We hear, in thy blessed greeting,
  salvation's work is done!
We worship thee, repeating,
  life for the dead is won!
O Head of all believing!
O Joy of all the grieving!
  Unite us, Lord, to thee.
  Unite us, Lord, to thee.

4. Here at thy tomb, O Jesus!
  how sweet the morning's breath!
We hear in all the breezes,
  Where is thy sting, O Death!
Dark hell flies in commotion;
while, far o'er earth and ocean,
  loud Hallelujahs ring,
  loud Hallelujahs ring!

5. O publish this salvation,
  ye heralds, through the earth!
To every buried nation
  proclaim the day of birth!
Till, rising from their slumbers,
the countless heathen numbers
  shall hail the risen light,
  shall hail the risen light.

6. Hail, hail, our Jesus risen!
  Sing, ransomed brethren! sing;
through Death's dark, gloomy prison,
  let Easter chorals ring.
Haste, haste, ye captive legions!
Come forth from sin's dark regions,
  in Jesus' Kingdom live,
  in Jesus' Kingdom live.

Henry Harbaugh, in: Philip Schaff: Christ in Song, 1870, 224-225. Repetition of last line of each stanza added.
Translated from the German Der Herr ist auferstanden! - Der Auferstandene
of Johann Peter Lange.

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