Christ rising again
In the Book of Common Prayer the canticle Christ rising again opens the Easter Day service, taking the place of the Venite. It is drawn from two passages in Romans (ch. 6, v. 9-11 "Christ rising again") and I Corinthians (ch. 15, v. 20-22 "Christ is risen again").
- BCP versions compared at justus.anglican.org
- John Amner for SATB or ATTB
- William Byrd for 2 altos and 4 viols, with full sections for AATTTB
- John Shepard for AATB
- Thomas Tomkins for ATB & organ, with full sections SATB (brief A div.)
- Thomas Tallis SAATB
See also Christ our Passover for other works including the same verses.
Text and translations
BCP 1552, 1559
Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more:
death hath no more dominion over him.
For in that he died, he died unto sin once:
but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin:
but alive unto God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Rom. 6. 9.)
Christ is risen from the dead:
and become the first-fruits of them that slept.
For since by man came death:
by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die:
even so in Christ shall all be made alive. (1 Cor. 1)