Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Hymns and Songs

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”

Jesus Christ Is Risen TodayIn Ephesians 5:15-21, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.

The only true and pleasing worship we can offer our Lord is that which He has instructed us in His Word. Only songs that align with Scripture can be considered worthy candidates for offering our God for praise and worship.

Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

by Robert Williams (1817)


Jesus Christ is ris’n today Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day Alleluia!
Who did once, upon the cross, Alleluia!Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sin, Alleluia!
Unto Christ our heav’nly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which He endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured; Alleluia!
Now above the sky He’s king, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing, Alleluia!

Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as His love; Alleluia!
Praise Him, all ye heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!


The following quote was included on the page of the hymnal that I have been going through:

“Is not Jesus Christ in the midst of the congregation, gathering up all the notes which come from sincere lips, to put them into the golden censer, and to make them rise as precious incense before the throne of the infinite majesty? So that He is the great singer, rather than we. He is the chief player on our stringed instruments, the great master of true music. The worship of earth comes up to God through Him, and He, He is the accepted channel of all the praise of all the redeemed universe.” ~ Charles Spurgeon


If you enjoyed this post, you may also be interested in my other posts of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.

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  • What a fun Monday series. 🙂 Songs have such rich messages, don’t they? And, they seem to connect somehow with our brains/emotions in ways that other things can’t. I’m getting a little post ready to publish soon that’s based on a song. 🙂 — I don’t believe we’ve crossed paths before. Nice to meet you. 🙂 ((grace))

    • I’m so pleased you stopped by and connected with me. Thanks for your kind words and you are so true. We are to worship our Savior in spirit and truth and deep, strongly theological, well-written songs help us mightily to do so.

  • Debbie Kitterman

    As I was reading through and I came to where you had the song typed out, I immediately began singing it and it took me back to my early childhood days of singing in church from the hymnals.. long before we had projection screens or even overheads. Love it, thanks for the memories and the good reminder of the richness of these songs. Found you today at #LMM where we are neighbors.

  • What a beautiful song!!

  • Bettie G

    Just this week as I was thinking about my Grandchildren learning to read, I thought back to my own early learning. One of the reasons I was most happy to be able to read was so that I could read along in the Hymnal! What precious memories, and longings to pass on those truths to the next generation! –Blessings to you!

    • Oh man! I remember that as well, wanting to actually understand what was scribbled on the pages. 😀

  • Brandi Tesreau

    Thanks for sharing at Literacy Musing Mondays!

  • Karen Del Tatto

    This is my absolutely favorite hymn to sing at Easter!

    I love that Charles Spurgeon quote! Beautiful!

  • Kileen

    Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould!

  • Beautiful words and hymn. I love the video, too 🙂 Thank you for sharing at Together on Tuesdays!

  • One Sage Mama

    What a nice song! Thanks for linking up to #fridayfrivolity this week. Xx

  • Jann Olson

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    This is such a beautiful song, and it took me back to my younger years in my home church. As I type this I am listening to the recording and singing along. Thank you so much for sharing this song today, I think I needed it. xx

  • Mary Kalpos

    This is such a beautiful hymn. I really enjoy the singing of the choir especially at easter time.