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Apostles Peter and John hurry to the tomb on the morning of the Resurrection - Eugène Burnand c.1898

Apostles Peter and John hurry to the tomb on the morning of the Resurrection - Eugène Burnand c.1898 Photo: Creative Commons

EASTER SUNDAY

SONG: JESUS CHRIST IS RISEN TODAY

Artist: Choir of Norwich Cathedral,
Words/Music: from Lyrica Davidica
Recording: QED QED276

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
our salvation have procured. Alleluia!
Now above the sky he's King, Alleluia!
where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

SONG: THIS JOYFUL EASTERTIDE

Artist: Cambridge Singers, John Rutter (dir)
Words/Music: Woodward/Trad
Recording: Collegium CSCD 500

This joyful Eastertide,
away with care and sorrow!
My love, the crucified,
hath sprung to life this morrow.

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


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

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

SONG: LOW IN THE GRAVE HE LAY

Artist: Choir of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Catherine Palmer (dir), Ronald Jordan (organ)
Words/Music: Robert Lowry
Recording: Marquis Classics

Low in the grave He lay –
Jesus my Saviour!
Waiting the coming day –
Jesus my Lord!

Refrain:
Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes
He arose a victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!


Vainly they watch His bed –
Jesus, my Saviour!
Vainly they seal the dead –
Jesus my Lord!
Refrain:

Death cannot keep his prey –
Jesus, my Saviour!
He tore the bars away –
Jesus my Lord!
Refrain:

SONG: THE DAY OF RESURRECTION

Artist: Choir of Kings College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury (dir)
Words/Music: St John of Damascus trans Neale/Trad (Mainzer Gesangbuch)
Recording: Argo 414609

The day of resurrection!
Earth, tell it out abroad;
the Passover of gladness,
the Passover of God.
From death to life eternal,
from earth unto the sky,
our God hath brought us over,
with hymns of victory.

Our hearts be pure from evil,
that we may see aright
the Lord in rays eternal
of resurrection light;
and listening to his accents,
may hear so calm and plain
his own "All hail!" and, hearing,
may raise the victor strain.

Now let the heavens be joyful!
Let earth her song begin!
The round world keep high triumph,
and all that is therein!
Let all things seen and unseen
their notes in gladness blend,
for Christ the Lord is risen,
our joy that hath no end.

SONG: VIDI AQUAM

Artist: Monks of Keur Moussa Abbey, Senegal
Words/Music: Trad
Recording: Sounds True STA A337

Latin:
Vidi aquam egredientem de templo,
a latere dextro, alleluia:
et omnes, ad quos pervenit aqua ista,
salvi facti sunt, et dicent, alleluia, alleluia.

V. Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus:
R. Quoniam in saeculum misericordia eius.

V. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto:
R. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper,
et in saecula sæculorum. Amen.

English translation:
I saw water coming forth from the temple
on the right side, alleluia:
and all those to whom this water came
were saved, and shall say, alleluia, alleluia.

V. Give praise to the Lord, for He is good:
R. For His mercy endureth forever.

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
R. As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. I saw water coming forth from the temple
on the right side, alleluia:
and all those to whom this water came
were saved, and shall say, alleluia, alleluia.

V. Give praise to the Lord, for He is good:
R. For His mercy endureth forever.

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
R. As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

SONG: JESUS LIVES!

Artist: Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Sarah MacDonald (dir), Timothy Morgan (organ)
Words/Music: Gellart trans Cox/
Recording: Priory 714

Jesus lives! thy terrors now
Can, O death, no more appal us;
Jesus lives! by this we know
Thou, O grave, canst not enthral us.
Alleluia!

Jesus lives! henceforth is death
But the gate of life immortal;
This shall calm our trembling breath,
When we pass its gloomy portal.
Alleluia!

Jesus lives! for us he died;
Then alone to Jesus living,
Pure in heart may we abide,
Glory to our saviour giving.
Alleluia!

Jesus lives! our hearts know well
Naught from us his love shall sever;
Life, nor death, nor powers of hell
Tear us from his keeping ever.
Alleluia!

Jesus lives! to him the throne
Over all the world is given;
May we go where he has gone,
Rest and reign with him in heaven.
Alleluia!

SONG: THINE BE THE GLORY

Artist: Choir of Portsmouth Cathedral, David Price (dir), David Thorne (organ)
Words/Music: Budry/Handel
Recording: Herald HAVCD 205

Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son;
endless is the victory, thou o'er death hast won;
angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
kept the folded grave clothes where thy body lay.

Refrain:
Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son,
Endless is the vict'ry, thou o'er death hast won.


Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
for her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.
Refrain:

No more we doubt thee, glorious prince of life;
life is naught without thee; aid us in our strife;
make us more than conquerors, through thy deathless love:
bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above.
Refrain:

SONG: WORTHY IS THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN

Artist: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Robert Shaw (dir)
Words/Music: from King James Bible/Handel
Recording: Telarc CD 80119

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain,
and hath redeemed us to God by his blood,
to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength,
and honour, and glory, and blessing.
Blessing and honour, glory and power,
be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne,
and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever.
Amen.