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457. 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 apostles saw their risen 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, King of gentleness,
Who with your grace our hearts possess
That we may give you all our days
The willing tribute of our praise.

4 O Lord of all, with us abide
In this our joyful Eastertide;
From ev'ry weapon death can wield
Your own redeemed for ever shield.

5 All praise, to you, O risen Lord,
Now both by heaven and earth adored;
To God the Father equal praise,
And Spirit blest, our songs we raise.

Text Information
First Line: That Easter day with joy was bright
Title: That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
Latin Title: Clara paschali gaudio
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: LM
Scripture: John 20
Topic: Easter; Easter Vigil; Easter Season (6 more...)
Source: Latin, 5th C.
Language: English
Tune Information
Adapter: Michael Praetorius
Meter: LM
Key: D Major

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