He is Risen!
He is risen, he is risen! Tell it out with joyful voice: He has burst his three days’ prison; let the whole wide earth rejoice: Death is conquered, we are free, Christ has won the victory. Come ye sad and fearful-hearted, with glad smile and radiant brow! Lent’s long shadows have departed; Jesus’ woes are over now, And the passion that he bore–sin and pain can vex no more. Come, with high and holy hymning, hail our Lord’s triumphant day; Not one dark-some cloud is dimming yonder glorious morning ray, Breaking o’er the purple east, symbol of our Easter feast. He is risen, he is risen! He hath opened heaven’s gate: We are free from sin’s dark prison, risen to a holier state; And a brighter Easter beam on our longing eyes shall stream. - Unser Herrscher