Rejoice, The Lord Is Risen

Rejoice, the Lord is ris’n; 

Let all his friends rejoice;                                     

This day the Lord has left his pris’n; 

The grave has heard his voice—

O the grave has heard his voice.

                              

The grave has felt his pow’r, 

And has become his prey;                                              

For darkness had its fearful hour;

 But now again 'tis day—

O but now again ’tis day!

 

Now we have hope, living hope;

We’ve been born again

And the grave has lost its sting. 

We will rise with our Lord,

Singing “Hallelujah!”

Come and let his praises ring!

                                   

The Lord is ris'n indeed, indeed

And he will die no more.                                           

He lives again, and lives to plead, 

The mercy-seat before.

O the mercy-seat before.

 

Now we have hope, living hope;

We’ve been born again

And the grave has lost its sting. 

We will rise with our Lord,

Singing “Hallelujah!”

Come and let his praises ring!

 

We see him not, 'tis true, ’tis true;

But still we may be glad.

The work is done he came to do; 

Then why should we be sad?

O then why should we be sad?

 

Now we have hope, living hope;

We’ve been born again

And the grave has lost its sting. 

We will rise with our Lord,

Singing “Hallelujah!”

Come and let his praises ring!

 

Now we have hope, living hope;

We’ve been born again,

And the grave has lost its sting. 

We will rise with our Lord,

Singing “Hallelujah!”

Come and let his praises ring!

Come and let his praises ring!

Come and let his praises ring!

 

Musicians: Alyssa Werner (tambourine and vocal),  Blake Strickland (trombone), Chad Lloyd (bass), Jonny Akamu (electric guitar), Lisa Goben (keys and vocal), Luke Morton (guitar and vocal), Steve Hardin (drums)

Words: Thomas Kelly, 1853. Music: Luke Morton, 2018

Recorded live on Easter Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 11:15am service.