A new video features the voices of hundreds of Christians singing Charles Wesley’s beloved Easter hymn “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.” Churches can use it on Easter Sunday and throughout the Easter season. Individuals and families can view and share it as they celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ at home.
The piece is a gift to the world from The United Methodist Church to allow all people to hear and sing along as they celebrate Easter in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 300 Christians from across the globe, including the United States, Singapore, and the Philippines as well as from countries in Africa and Eastern Europe submitted videos of themselves singing the hymn. One sang in American Sign Language.
Congregations can use the video produced by Discipleship Ministries and United Methodist Communications as part of their online Easter celebrations or stream it before or after their service. They might also feature it on their websites as a gift to the community.