“Christ the Lord Is Risen”
(To the tune of Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee)
1. It was such a painful picture – see the Lord hung on the cross.
Darkness veiled the skies above Him, suffered He such awful loss!
Paid the price of our transgressions, now God’s wrath was satisfied.
So amazing is our Savior, “It is finished!” Jesus cried.
2. It was for my sin He suffered on the cross of Calvary.
He was cut off from His Father, bearing oh such agony!
In the temple (so amazing!) how the veil was torn that day
From the top down to the bottom, Christ has opened now the way.
3. From the cross His body taken, buried in a nearby tomb.
His disciples bore such sorrow, how their lives were filled with gloom.
Then on Sunday morning early, in the midst of all their tears,
Met by angels with the message (such great news calmed all their fears.)
4. “He’s alive! Yes, He has risen! He arose just as He said.”
Go and tell His dear disciples, Christ has risen from the dead.
‘Tis the power of God Almighty, shout the news of victory!
We will live with Him forever! Oh, what joy eternally!