1. The first-begotten from the dead,
Lo! Jesus ris'n, his people's head,
To make their life secure:
Though they like him may yield their breath,
Like him, they'll burst the bonds of death
Their resurrection sure.
2 Why should his people now be sad?
None has such reason to be glad,
As reconcil'd to God:
Jesus, the mighty Saviour, lives:
To them eternal life he gives
The purchase of his blood.
3 Ye chosen, let your praise resound,
And in your Master's work abound,
Be sure your labour's not in vain:
Ye too from death shall rise again,
No more corruptible.
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