A HYMN FOR TODAY – He’s Risen!

A HYMN FOR TODAY

He’s Risen!

Night is over; the morning breaks.
The sun has risen on this first day,
Just like the morning when Mary cried,
“He’s risen! I’ve seen Him! The Crucified!”

Night is over; how bright the day
That dares to step inside the grave
And shout to all, “Awake and see:
He’s risen! Christ Jesus of Calvary!”

Night is over; Lord, send the day
To lift the veil where death once lay.
Unseal our hearts; we, too, would sing,
“He’s risen! My Savior! My Lord! My King!”

Irr. – C.E. Couchman, 1997

Tune: RISEN! – C.E. Couchman, 1997

#254 in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, 2012

HE’S RISEN! expresses that, for the believer, each first day of the week is as bright with hope as the morning of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It also links that sunrise to the way the darkness of death in our lives will be banished by our risen Lord. (Mt. 27:66; Lk. 24:1-6; Jn. 20:6-8, 18; 2 Pet. 1:19)

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