313. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright

1 That Easter day with joy was bright:
the sun shone out with fairer light
when to their longing eyes restored,
th'apostles saw their risen Lord.

2 His risen flesh with radiance glowed,
his wounded hands and feet he showed;
those scars their solemn witness gave
that Christ was risen from the grave.

3 O Jesus, king of gentleness,
do thou thyself our hearts possess,
that we may give thee all our days
the willing tribute of our praise.

4 O Lord of all, with us abide
in this, our joyful Eastertide;
from ev'ry weapon death can wield
thine own redeemed for ever shield.

Text Information
First Line: That Easter day with joy was bright
Title: That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: LM
Scripture: John 20:20; John 20:27
Source: Claro paschali gaudio, early medieval Latin hymn; Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861 (tr. by the compilers, slightly alt;d)
Language: English
Tune Information
Adapter: M. Praetorius (1609)
Meter: LM
Key: D Major

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