The Lord is Alive Alleluia

This Easter hymn was translated by W R Lawrence (1925-1997) from a work by French organist and composer John-Paul L├ęcot (b 1947).

It is set to an unnamed tune by J Herrera (details unknown).   This has a 3/8 time signature, and in the key of Eb the first few notes are B, EEE E GA B B cB.

The song is included in Catholic Hymns Old and New, 2009 edition published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd, and this is the only known source of sheet music for it.

No on-line examples or recordings have been found.


No examples have been found. Please leave a message in the Comments section near the bottom of the page if you know where to obtain one.


The lyrics in the Kevin Mayhew publication are copyright so cannot be reproduced here.  An alternative set of lyrics, author unknown, which have a less "translated" feel to them is:
The Lord is alive, alleluia
he dwells in our midst, alleluia
give praise to his name
throughout all the earth.
Alleluia, alleluia.

Triumphant our King, alleluia
his praises we sing, alleluia
this day from the dead
Christ rose as he said.
Alleluia, alleluia.

Christ will come again, alleluia
he died for us men, alleluia
through death on the cross
Christ ransomed the lost.
Alleluia, alleluia.

Victorious on high, alleluia
no more now to die, alleluia
Christ shows us the way
to eternal day.
Alleluia, alleluia.

For Christ is our joy, alleluia
our hope when we die, alleluia
with Christ we have died
with him we are raised.
Alleluia, alleluia.

Christ Jesus our Lord, alleluia
help us we implore, alleluia
for you are the way
the truth and the life.
Alleluia, alleluia.

Come praise we the Lord, alleluia
for ever adored, alleluia
the Father, the Son
the Spirit as One.
Alleluia, alleluia.

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