“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


About Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith is a writer and independent scholar based in New York City. His experience includes freelance writing and editing, business writing, book reviewing, and the teaching of writing and literature as an adjunct professor. Mr. Smith's interests include personal essays and opinion pieces; American and world literature; culture, especially books and reading; classical music; current issues that involve social, moral, and philosophical views; and experiences of daily living from a ground level perspective. Besides (1) rogersgleanings.com, a personal site, he also hosts websites devoted to (2) the author Theodore Dreiser and (3) to the sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim A. Sorokin.
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2 Responses to “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”

  1. gsmilnor says:

    So well said Roger.

  2. Thanks, Scott. Much appreciated.

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