I’ve always had trouble figuring out how to fit “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” into a modern worship environment and have it flow well. Most of the reworked arrangements I’ve heard either completely change the melody/rhythm (which drives the congregation crazy) or put a boring 4/4 backbeat to the traditional song (which drives me crazy). We tried to keep it singable and interesting while still transitioning it to a band-driven environment.
Here is a straight-off-the-board, raw recording from Sunday:
…and here is a chord chart (PDF).
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