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").
- 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
Rom.6:9 Christ rising again from the dead now dieth not. Death from henceforth hath no power upon him.
Rom.6:10 For in that he died, he died but once to put away sin, but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
Rom.6:11 And so likewise count yourselves dead unto sin but living unto God, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I Cor.15:20 Christ is risen again, the first fruits of them that sleep.
I Cor.15:21 For seeing that by man came death, by man also cometh the resurrection of the dead.
I Cor.15:22 For as in Adam all men do die, so by Christ shall all men be restored to life.