Shouting ‘He is risen’; hearing the congregation yell back ‘He is risen indeed’; repeat; repeat.
(I’m sorry about the baby that cried. He’ll get used to it.)
Then the organ sounds and we launch into this.
It doesn’t get a lot better than that.
Jesus Christ is ris’n today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once, upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!
Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ our heav’nly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!
But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured; Alleluia!
Now above the sky he’s King, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!
Sing we to our God above, Alleluia!
Praise eternal as his love; Alleluia!
Praise him, all ye heavenly host, Alleluia!
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Alleluia!
Here’s the King’s College Choir giving it their shot. I don’t think they sound much better than us.