It is of course a common tradition across the English-speaking church (at least among Protestants) to sing Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" at Easter.  I've been driving around listening to the Holy Week sections of "Messiah" the last few days.  In the video below, gathered in their beautiful gothic sanctuary, the chapel and chancel choirs of the First United Methodist Church of Wichita Falls herald the Resurrection with this great chorus.

A Prayer for Resurrection Sunday:

Almighty God, through Jesus Christ you overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life. Grant that we, who celebrate the day of our Lord's Resurrection, may, by the renewing of your Spirit arise from the death of sin to the life of righteousness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
-The United Methodist Hymnal, 320 (see also The Book of Common Prayer, 1979, p. 222)

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