284. This Joyful Eastertide

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1 This joyful Easter-tide,
away with sin and sorrow!
My Love, the Crucified,
has sprung to life this morrow.

Had Christ, that once was slain,
ne'er burst his three-day prison,
our faith would be in vain;
but now has Christ arisen,
arisen, arisen, arisen!

2 My flesh in hope shall rest
and for a season slumber,
till trump from east to west
shall wake the dead in number. [Refrain]

3 Death's flood has lost its chill,
since Jesus crossed the river;
lover of souls, from ill
my passing soul deliver. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: This joyful Eastertide
Title: This Joyful Eastertide
Author: George R. Woodward (1894; Alt. 1990, mod.)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Deliverance; Resurrection of Believers
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Had Christ, that once was slain
Tune Information
Arranger: Charles Wood, 1866-1926
Composer: Joachim Oudaen
Key: F Major
Source: Joachim Oudaen's David 's Psalmen, 1685

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