164. 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 earth unto the sky,
our Christ has brought us over,
with hymns of victory.

2 Our hearts be pure from evil,
that we may see aright
the Christ in rays eternal
of resurrection light,
and, listening to the accents,
may hear so calm and plain
his own "All hail!" and, hearing,
may raise the victor strain.

3 Now let the heavens be joyful,
let earth its song begin,
the round world keep high triumph,
and all that is therein;
let all things seen and unseen
their notes in gladness blend,
for Christ indeed is risen,
our Joy that has no end.

Text Information
First Line: The day of resurrection!
Title: The Day of Resurrection
Author: John of Damascus
Translator: John Mason Neale (1862)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Topic: The Christian Year: Easter; ADORATION AND PRAISE; Christian Year: Easter (19 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ELLACOMBE
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: A Major
Source: Gesangbuch der Herzogl. Wirtembergischen Katholischen Hofkapelle 1784; alt. 1868



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