124. 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, 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 the round world keep triumph
And all that is therein;
Let all things seen and unseen
Their notes in 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
Author: John of Damascus (early 8th cent.)
Translator: John Mason Neale
Language: English
Publication Date: 2001
Topic: Resurrection
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Michael Haydn (arr.)
Key: E♭ Major

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