He Is Risen

A joyful Easter anthem for three-part women. He Is Risen was given an Award of Merit in the 2009 LDS Church Music Submissions.

Voicing: SSA
Accompaniment: Piano
Topics: Christ, Easter, Resurrection

Original lyrics: Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818-1895, adapted
Music: Joachim Neander
Arranged: Rachel P. Mohlman


LYRICS

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; man is free.
Christ has won the victory.

Come with high and holy hymning;
Chant our Lord's triumphant lay.
Not one darksome cloud is dimming
Yonder glorious morning ray,
Breaking o'er the purple east,
Symbol of our Easter feast.

He is risen! He is risen!
Alleluia! He is risen!
He hath opened heaven's gate.
Freeing us from sin's dark prison,
Risen to a holier state!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

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.

Alleluia! He is risen!
Christ has won the victory.