All the earth with joy is sounding:
Christ has risen from the dead!
He, the greater Jonah bounding
From the grave, His three-day bed,
Wins the prize:
Death's demise -
Songs of triumph fill the skies!
Christ, the devil's might unwinding,
Leaves behind His borrowed tomb,
Stronger He, the strong man binding,
Takes, disarms his house of doom:
In the rout
Pow'rs of darkness, sin, and doubt.
Jesus, author of salvation,
Shared in our humanity;
Crowned with radiant exaltation,
Now He shares His victory!
From His face
Shines the grace
Meant for all our fallen race!
Praise the Lord, His reign commences,
Reign of life and liberty -
Paschal Lamb, for our offenses,
Slain and raised to set us free!
Christ, the Lord of Life adore!
- Pr. Stephen Starke, LSB 462