Christ has risen while earth slumbers

Christ has risen while earth slumbers. John Bell (b. 1949) and Graham Maule* (1958-2019).  ‘Christ has risen’ first appeared in the collection Enemy of Apathy: Songs of the Passion and the Resurrection, and the Coming of the Holy Spirit (1988), the second of three early volumes of songs developed with over a dozen dialogue partners in the Wild Goose Worship Group (WGWG). The collaborative creative process with the WGWG was evident in the production of the early volumes: they sought to prepare a fresh hymnody that spoke in a candid, even earthy language that would reach more recalcitrant and skeptical people. This approach was in contrast to the texts of earlier Victorian hymnody that was...

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