299. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright

1 That Easter day with joy was bright,
the sun shone out with fairer light,
when, to their longing eyes restored,
the glad apostles saw their 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, strong in gentleness,
come now yourself, our hearts possess,
that we may give thee all our days
the tribute of our grateful praise.

4 Come, risen Christ, with us abide
in this our joyful Eastertide;
your own redeemed forever shield
from every weapon death can wield.

Text Information
First Line: That Easter day with joy was bright
Title: That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Publication Date: 2001
Meter: L.M.
Source: Latin hymn, 5th c.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Adapter: Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621
Harmonizer: George R. Woodward, 1848-1934
Meter: L.M.
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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