Let’s spend the week celebrating Christ’s resurrection! I love Easter hymns and their glorious message that Christ is NOT in a grave—He lives. We’ll sing a different song every day this week, starting with “Christ Is Risen,” written by Nicolas Martinez and translated by Fred Kaan. My favorite line? “Dry your tears, be unafraid!”

Christ is risen, Christ is living,
Dry your tears, be unafraid!
Death and darkness could not hold Him,
Nor the tomb where He was laid.
Do not look among the dead for
One who lives forevermore;
Tell the world that Christ is risen,
Make it known He goes before.

If the Lord had never risen,
We’d have nothing to believe.
But His promise can be trusted:
“You will live, because I live.”
As we share the death of Adam,
So in Christ we live again.
Death has lost its sting and terror.
Christ the Lord has come to reign.

Death has lost its old dominion,
Let the world rejoice and shout!
Christ, the firstborn of the living,
Gives us life and leads us out.
Let us thank our God who causes
Hope to spring up from the ground.
Christ is risen, Christ is giving
Life eternal, life profound.

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