Jan 01, 2013  · Jesus Christ is Ris’n Today is based upon the 14th cen­tu­ry Bo­hem­i­an La­tin car­ol, Sur­rex­it Christ­us Ho­die (see below) by an unknown author. A popular setting of the Latin text (see 2nd video) was composed by Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654). An English translation of the first stanza set to the anonymous tune: Easter Hymn, first appeared in the Lyra Da­vid­i­ca (1708) of John. This piece is part of…