“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”




“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.”

Like other great hymns, it sure has staying power. One never tires of it.

The key must be simplicity, straightforwardness. A clean vocal line and progression.

Regarding the second track posted here, for organ, I can almost hear my father belting it out in the church he served as organist. I think it was often the recessional.

The hymn has lost none of its stirring power and appeal for me. Plus, I enjoy it. It’s hard to feel down when one hears it.


— Roger W. Smith

  September 2017

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