Jesus Christ is Risen Today

This hymn is a translation of an anonymous Latin hymn "Surrexit Christus Hodie".   The translator is unknown: it was first published in the Lyra Davidica (1708), and this means it is now in the public domain.

With meter 77 77 with "Alleluias", tunes it has been set to include:
  • EASTER HYMN - found in Lyra Davidica, and adapted by John Arnold (1749).   By far the most commonly used tune for this hymn  - and also used for Charles Wesley's "Christ the Lord is Risen Today"
  • MONK by William Henry Monk (1823-1889)
  • LLANFAIR by Welsh singer Robert Williams (1781-1821)



Instrumental - organ:

Professional choir with orchestra:

Lead singer with backing band and singers:


Jesus Christ is risen today,
Our triumphant holy day,
Who did once upon the cross,
Suffer to redeem our loss.

Hymns of praise then let us sing,
Unto Christ, our heavenly King,
Who endured the cross and grave,
sinners to redeem and save.

But the pains which he endured,
Our salvation have procured,
Now above the sky he's King,
Where the angels ever sing.

ABC Notation

About ABC notation

T:Jesus Christ is Risen Today
"D"D2 F2 A2 F2|"G"G2 B2 B2 A2|"D"FGAD "G"G2FG|"A"F2 E2 "D"D4|
"G"G2 A2 B2 A2|"Em"G2 F2 F2 D2|"D"FGAD "G"G2FG|"A"F2 E2 "D"D4|
"A"c2 d2 e2 A2|"D"d2 e2 f4|"A"cdeA "D"d2cd|"E7"c2 B2 "A"A4|
"A"ABcA "D"d2 F2|"G"G2 B2 B2 A2|"D"dcdA "A"Bcde|"D"d2"A"c2 "D"d4||

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