1 That Easter day with joy was bright,
The sun shone out with fairer light,
When to their longing eyes restored,
The apostles saw their risen Lord.
2 His risen flesh with radiance glowed;
His wounded hands and feet he showed;
Those scars their solemn witness gave
That Christ was risen from the grave.
3 O Jesus, King of gentleness,
Who with your grace our hearts possess
That we may give you all our days
The willing tribute of our praise.
4 O Lord of all, with us abide
In this our joyful Easter-tide;
From ev'ry weapon death can wield
Your own redeemed for ever shield.
5 All praise, to you, O risen Lord,
Now both by heav'n and earth adored;
To God the Father equal praise,
And Spirit blest, our songs we raise.
|First Line:||That Easter day with joy was bright|
|Title:||That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright|
|Latin Title:||Clara paschali gaudio|
|Translator:||John M. Neale, 1818-1866|
|Source:||Latin, 5th C.|