The songs “Jesus Christ is risen” and “Kom og drikk av livets vann” are now available in Almond Blossom – Additions.
“Jesus Christ is risen” (Jesus er oppstanden) was written by Anders Nilsson in 1881, and the melody was composed by Grant C. Tullar. This song, which many people hold dear, has the ability to ‘wake up’ the congregation. It’s a precious old song that to this day deserves to be sung. Verse three in the song reads:
“Go now to my brothers, tell them that I go
back to Him who sent me, to our Father’s home.
To our God and Father, to my God and yours.
What a blessed greeting! Life forevermore!”
“Kom og drikk av livets vann” was written in 1973 by Reidar A. Vedvik. The song is an exhortation for us to say goodbye to this world of paltry pleasure, and be along on the journey to heaven. It is a song full of heavenly, living hope and joy! “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13). The melody is lively and bright and appeals to the younger generation.
Both of these songs are heartily recommended as good and edifying material.