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177. This Joyful Eastertide

1 This joyful Eastertide,
away with sin and sorrow!
My love, the crucified,
hath sprung to life this morrow.

Had Christ, that once was slain,
ne'er burst his three-day prison,
our faith had been 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 hath 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.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 6 7 6 7 with refrain
Topic: The Christian Year: Easter; Choruses and Refrains; Christian Year: Easter (7 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Charles Wood (1902)
Meter: 6 7 6 7 with refrain
Key: E♭ Major
Source: J. Oudaen's David's Psalmen Amsterdam 1685

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