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The Resurrection (Easter Anthem) 235

Tune: William Billings, 1787
Lyrics: Holy Bible: Luke 24:34, Holy Bible: 1 Corinthians 15:20, and Edward Young, 1742-44
Meter: Prose
The Lord is ris'n indeed! Hallelujah!
Now is Christ risen from the dead
And become the first fruits of them that slept.
Hallelujah! And did He rise?
Hear it ye nations! hear it, O ye dead!
He rose, He rose,
He burst the bars of death,
And triumphed o'er the grave;
Then I rose, then I rose
Then first humanity triumphant passed the crystal ports of light,
And seized eternal youth.
Man all immortal hail, hail,
Heaven, all lavish of strange gifts to man,
Thine's all the glory, man's the boundless bliss.