Hail the Resurrection day!
Let the people shout for gladness;
’Tis a passover of joy,—
Let us banish every sadness;
For, from death to endless life,
Christ our God His people bringeth;
As from earth to heaven we rise,
Each his song of triumph singeth.
From our eyes the veil remove,
That we may, in light transcending,
See the risen Lord of Life,
Life to all in grace extending.
Let our ears His voice perceive;
To His accents kind attending,
We would hear ‘All hail!’ and sing,
Every voice in triumph blending.
Let the heavens above rejoice,
Let the earth take up the measure;
All the world, and all therein,
Join the festival of pleasure;
All things visible unite
With invisible in singing;
For the Christ is risen indeed,
Everlasting gladness bringing.
|First Line:||Hail the Resurrection day!|
|Title:||Hail the Resurrection day!|
|Author:||St. John of Damascus|
|Source:||Canon for Easter|