197. 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 earth unto 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, list'ning to His accents,
May hear so calm and plain
His own "All hail," and, hearing,
May raise the victor strain.

3 Now let the heav'ns be joyful,
Let earth its song begin,
Let round world keep high triumph,
And all that is therein;
Let all things seen and unseen
Their notes of gladness blend,
For Christ the Lord is 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, ca. 696-ca. 754
Paraphraser: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Publication Date: 2007
Meter: D
Topic: Easter; Jesus Christ; Joy (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Henry T. Smart, 1813-1879
Meter: D
Key: D Major

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