[from the Heirs of the Reformation CD, this is a powerful and beautiful piece! The Alleluias on the recording are endlessly jubilant - a setting by Lutheran composer Melchior Vulpius.]
Today is risen Christ the Lord; Alleluia!
He doth for all men hope afford. Alleluia!
The pangs of death He did endure, Alleluia!
And gave to mortal men a cure. Alleluia!
"Go, bring His disciples word: Alleluia!
Today is risen Christ the Lord!" Alleluia!
Now let us in these Easter days, Alleluia!
To Triune God bring joyful praise. Alleluia!