Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed (iTunes)
Words and Music by Keith and Kristyn Getty and Ed Cash
From the album Live at the Gospel Coalition (Getty Music Label, LLC)
This Easter Sunday we will be introducing a new resurrection hymn penned by modern hymnwriters Keith and Kristyn Getty in collaboration with songwriter and producer Ed Cash. The Gettys, originally from Northern Ireland and now residing in Nashville, continue to team up with other writers and musicians to create powerful new hymns that proclaim the truths of the Gospel through beautiful, accessible melodies. No stranger to collaboration, Ed Cash has worked with many Christian musicians, including Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Tomlin, and Caedmon's Call.
The title for this week's hymn comes from the traditional Easter greeting, "Christ is risen!/He is risen indeed!" It focuses on the story of Christ's resurrection and his disciples' response. The text invites us to believe in Jesus' power over the grave, to join the chorus of the redeemed, and to tell the nations of God's goodness.