208. 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 this world to the sky,
Our Christ hath brought us over
With hymns of victory.

2 Our hearts be pure from evil,
That we may see aright
The Lord in rays eternal
Of resurrection light;
And, listening to His accents,
May hear, so calm and plain,
His own "All hail!" and, hearing,
May raise the victor strain.

3 Now let the heavens be joyful,
Let earth her song begin;
Let the round world keep triumph,
And all that is therein;
Let all things seen and unseen
Their notes of gladness blend,
For Christ the Lord hath risen,
Our Joy that hath no end.


Text Information
First Line: The day of resurrection!
Title: The Day of Resurrection!
Original Language: Greek
Author: John of Damascus (8th century)
Translator: John Mason Neale (1862; alt.)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Publication Date: 1955
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Christ: Resurrection; Joy; Victory (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Smart (c. 1835)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Key: D Major
Notes: Alternative tune, "Llangloffan," Hymn 231.

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