The Easter Song (My Lord He Died for a Kingdom)

This author and composer of this Easter-season hymn are unknown, and no references to any published versions have been found.   It was used in primary schools and parishes in New Zealand during the 1970s.

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Sung, leader(s) and congregation, organ backing.

Lyrics:


My Lord, He died for a Kingdom
To redeem all human hearts(*). 
Now my people, don't you weep. 
He has risen from His sleep.
He lives again, alleluia. 
Sing alleluia, the Lord is risen,
He is risen indeed, alleluia!

My Lord came forth like the morning
With the splendour of the sun,
Came triumphant from the womb,
From the darkness of the tomb,
The victory won, alleluia. 
Sing alleluia, the Lord is risen,
He is risen indeed, alleluia!

My Lord united our mountains
With the everlasting hills.
Now the seasons and the sea
Sing his song of victory,
The rocks and rills, alleluia. 
Sing alleluia, the Lord is risen,
He is risen indeed, alleluia!

My Lord renewed all creation
That had waited late and long. 
Now we all with one accord,
Live and love the risen Lord. 
This is our song, alleluia!
Sing alleluia, the Lord is risen,
He is risen indeed, alleluia!


(*) The original version was "to redeem the hearts of men", but in recent times the inclusive-language phrase shown is usually used.

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