9781. The day hath dawned—the day of days

1 The day hath dawned—the day of days,
Transcending all our joy and praise:
This day our Lord triumphant rose;
This day He captive led our foes.

2 The serpent’s craft, sin, death and hell,
This day before the Conqueror fell:
All suffering, sorrow, ill, the name
Of Jesus risen this day o’ercame.

3 The sun, the earth, all things adore,
As at His death they mourned before:
All own with joy upon this day
The foe’s dominion passed away.

4 Then, as is meet, we now will sing
Glad hallelujahs to our king:
To Thee, Lord, doth our praise pertain,
Who for our joy art risen again.

Text Information
First Line: The day hath dawned—the day of days
German Title: Erschienen Ist der Herrliche Tag
Author: Nikolas Hermann
Translator: Arthur T. Russell
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Die Sontags Evangelia (Wittenberg, Germany: 1560); Tr.: Psalms and Hymns (Cambridge, England: John Deigthon, 1851)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: William Gardiner (1815)
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Sacred Melodies by William Gardiner, 1815
Copyright: Public Domain

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