Christ is risen! Tell the story,
spread his triumph far and wide:
Christ has burst the gates of glory--
man may enter at his side!
Let creation joy with singing
as the conquering Lord comes in,
ransomed sons and daughters bringing--
souls he gave his life to win.
Christ is risen! Every nation,
every soul of every race,
has a share in his salvation,
in his conquest has a place.
While today his church rejoices
raising hallelujahs high,
hear we not uncounted voices
weeping, hopeless, as they die?
We who know him, we who bless him,
shall we bring him but our praise?
Shall our lips alone confess him
while our hearts walk not his ways?
No! before his triumph falling,
let us yield him up our all;
"Go ye therefore!" hear him calling;
hear, and heed that holy call.
Christ is risen! Let us tell it
till the farthest isles have heard,
till the tribes in worship swell it,
see in him their risen Lord!
Let us rest not till the nations
far and near to him belong,
till in Easter exultations
all the world shall join our song.