482. This Joyful Eastertide

1 This joyful Eastertide
Away with sin and sorrow!
My love, the Crucified,
Has sprung to life this morrow:

Had Christ, who once was slain,
Not burst His three-day prison,
Our faith had been in vain;
But now has Christ arisen,
arisen, arisen;
But now has Christ arisen!

2 Death's flood has lost its chill
Since Jesus crossed the river;
Lover of souls, from ill
My passing soul deliver: [Refrain]

3 My flesh in hope shall rest
And for a season slumber
Till trump from east to west
Shall wake the dead in number: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: This joyful Eastertide
Title: This Joyful Eastertide
Author: George R. Woodward, 1848-1934
Refrain First Line: Had Christ, who once was slain
Meter: 67 67 and refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ;
Tune Information
Meter: 67 67 and refrain
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Davids Psalmen, Amsterdam, 1684; Worship & Rejoice, Carol Stream, 2001, alt. (Setting)

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