361. The Day of Resurrection!

1 The day of resurrection!
Earth, tell it out abroad,
the passover of gladness,
the passover of God.
From death to life eternal,
from sin's dominion free,
our Christ has brought us over
with hymns of victory.

2 Let hearts be purged of evil
that we may see aright
the Lord in rays eternal
of resurrection light,
and list'ning to his accents,
may hear, so calm and plain,
his own "All hail!" and hearing,
may raise the glad refrain.

3 Now let the heav'ns be joyful,
let earth its song begin,
the round world keep high triumph
and all that is therein.
Let all things, seen and unseen,
their notes in gladness blend;
for Christ the Lord has risen,
our joy that has no end!

4 All praise to God the Father,
all praise to Christ the Son,
all praise to God the Spirit,
eternal Three in One!
Let all the ransomed number
fall down before the throne,
and honor, pow'r, and glory
ascribe to God alone!

Text Information
First Line: The day of resurrection!
Title: The Day of Resurrection!
Author: John of Damascus, c. 696-c. 754
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Easter
Tune Information
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: A Major
Source: German melody, 18th cent.; X. L. Hartig, Melodien zum Mainzer Gesagbuche, 1833, adapt. In

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