Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

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Traditional Music
Lyrics by Charles Wesley

VERSE 1

C          G    C  F            C 
Christ the Lord is risen today,____

   Dm   C  G7 C 
Al----lelu----ia!

F    C  F   C   Dm C        G 
Sons of men and angels say:___

C  Dm    C G7 C 
Al-----lelu---ia!

G                   C  G7    C 
Raise your joys and triumphs high,

G  D7    G D7 G 
Al-----lelu---ia!

        C           F            C 
Sing ye heavens and earth reply.___

    F    C G7 C 
Al-----lelu---ia!

VERSE 2

C      G    C   F             C 
Lives again our glorious King:___

   Dm   C  G7 C 
Al----lelu----ia!

F      C F      C  Dm  C         G 
Where, O death, is now thy sting?___

C  Dm    C G7 C 
Al-----lelu---ia!

G              C   G7   C 
Dying once, He all doth save:

G  D7    G D7 G 
Al-----lelu---ia!

          C    F           C 
Where thy victory, O grave?___

    F    C G7 C 
Al-----lelu---ia!

VERSE 3

C        G   C   F            C 
Love's redeeming work is done,___

   Dm   C  G7 C 
Al----lelu----ia!

F      C   F      C   Dm C       G 
Fought the fight, the battle won;___

C  Dm    C G7 C 
Al-----lelu---ia!

G                C    G7  C 
Death in vain forbids Him rise;

G  D7    G D7 G 
Al-----lelu---ia!

           C      F        C 
Christ has opened paradise.___

    F    C G7 C 
Al-----lelu---ia!

VERSE 4

C       G    C     F              C 
Soar we now, where Christ has led,___

   Dm   C  G7 C 
Al----lelu----ia!

F  C      F   C Dm C       G 
Following our exalted head;___

C  Dm    C G7 C 
Al-----lelu---ia!

G                   C   G7 C 
Made like Him, like Him we rise;

G  D7    G D7 G 
Al-----lelu---ia!

         C          F                C 
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies.___

    F    C G7 C 
Al-----lelu---ia!

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo C Major D7 D Minor F Major G Major G7
Guitar C Major D7 D Minor F Major G Major G7
Mandolin C Major D7 D Minor F Major G Major G7
Piano C Major D7 D Minor F Major G Major G7
Ukulele C Major D7 D Minor F Major G Major G7