449. This Joyful Eastertide

1 This joyful Eastertide,
Away with sin and sorrow!
My love, the Crucified,
Has sprung to life this morrow:

Had Christ, who once was slain,
Not burst his three-day prison,
Our faith had been in vain;
But now has Christ arisen,
arisen, arisen;
but now has Christ 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, 1818-1934
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 6 7 6 7 D
Topic: Easter Vigil; Easter; Easter Season (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Paul G. Bunjes, b. 1914
Meter: 6 7 6 7 D
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Oudaen's David's Psalmen, 1665
Copyright: Harm. © 1969 Concordia Publishing House

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