Tune: VRUECHTEN

Composer: Joachim Oudaen’s David’s Psalmen, 1685

Author: George Ratcliffe Woodward, 1894

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VERSE 1:
This joyful Eastertide,
away with sin and sorrow!
My Lord, the Crucified,
has sprung to life this morrow.

CHORUS:
Had Christ, who once was slain,
ne'er burst his three-day prison,
our faith had been in vain;
but now has Christ arisen,
arisen, arisen, arisen.

VERSE 2:
My flesh in hope shall rest,
and for a season slumber,
till trump from east to west
shall wake the dead in number.

CHORUS:
Had Christ, who once was slain,
ne'er burst his three-day prison,
our faith had been in vain;
but now has Christ arisen,
arisen, arisen, arisen.

VERSE 3:
Death's flood has lost its chill,
since Jesus crossed the river:
Lover of souls, from ill
my passing soul deliver.

CHORUS:
Had Christ, who once was slain,
ne'er burst his three-day prison,
our faith had been in vain;
but now has Christ arisen,
arisen, arisen, arisen.