20 April 2009

Today is Risen!

[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!

3 comments:

Donna said...

It's beautiful, as are many of the other pieces on these CDs.

I learned of two of my special treasures through reading Weeden's Blog (the "Heirs of the Reformation" 4-CD Set, and O.P. Kretzmann's "The Pilgrim") and I thank you.

William Weedon said...

Thanks, Donna. Aren't they both WONDERFUL!!!

christl242 said...

Oh great. Another item to add to my wish list!

But not to be missed, I am sure!

Christine