1 This joyful Eastertide,
away with sin and sadness!
Our Lord, the crucified,
has filled our hearts with gladness.
Had Christ, who once was slain,
not burst his three-day prison,
our faith would be in vain.
But now has Christ arisen,
but now has Christ arisen!
2 My being shall rejoice secure
within God's keeping,
until the trumpet voice shall wake us
from our sleeping. [Refrain]
3 Death's waters lost their chill
when Jesus crossed the river.
His love shall reach me still;
his mercy is forever. [Refrain]
|First Line:||This joyful Eastertide|
|Title:||This Joyful Eastertide|
|Author:||George R. Woodward, 1848-1934|
|Refrain First Line:||Had Christ, who once was slain|
|Source:||J. Oudaen's, David's Psalmen, 1685|