267. 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 heav'ns be joyful,
let earth her song begin;
let the round world keep triumph,
and all that is therein;
invisible and visible,
their notes let all things 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, 8th cent.
Translator: John Mason Neale (1862; alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Scripture: Matthew 28:9
Topic: Passover; Peace and Joy
Source: 8th century
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LANCASHIRE
Composer: Henry Smart (1836; alt. 1990)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: C Major



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