Written in the 1700′s by Charles Wesley, Christ the Lord is Risen Today is my absolute favorite Easter hymn. So much so that if the church I attend on Easter does not sing it, it doesn’t feel like Easter. Here are a few stanza’s of my favorite Easter hymn.
Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!
Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!
Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting?
Alleluia! Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where’s thy victory, boasting grave? Alleluia!
Maybe it’s those memories of singing in choir at the 7 am sunrise service as a tween and the aroma of the lilies filling the church. I’m not sure, but I absolutely love that song.
Even more…I am humbled that Jesus’ love is so great that he would lay down his life for you and me. It’s such an amazing thing to contemplate. It’s even more amazing to know that in doing so he overcame sin and death. And, through his resurrection power…He Lives!! Now and forever!
He is Risen!
He is Risen Indeed!
Do you have a favorite Easter hymn or song or chorus?
Today is Joy Day!
You have no idea how grateful I am to have you come here and join me in counting gifts/blessings/whatever you want to call them. There’s something wonderful about looking back over the past week and acknowledging the good things God has done and counting just ‘seven’ of them. We’re supposed to give thanks in/for all things. That includes things like my not-so-good week, too.
Will you join me in counting just ‘seven’ from the past week.
Thank you God for…
- a week filled with the evidence of your hope and love.
- a temporary job!
- friends who are praying hard with us for the just “applied for position.”
- taking us to the end of our rope and discovering that it’s not really the end.
- spring flowers blooming!
- your amazing sacrificial love.
- resurrection power…available to us in Christ Jesus.
Now it’s YOUR turn!!
Join me in counting ‘seven.’
Scroll down to the comment section…Share Your Extraordinary Thoughts….and list your ‘seven.’
I dare you!
Want even more joy? Take the Joy Dare here.
Thank you for stopping by today.
I appreciate you and your sweet comments make my day.
Happy Resurrection Sunday!
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