676. This Joyful Eastertide

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

Had Christ, who once was slain,
not burst his three-day prison,
our faith would be in vain.
But now has Christ arisen,
arisen, arisen,
but now Christ has 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 Woodward, 1848-1934
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: 6 7 6 7 and refrain
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Romans 6:1-11
Topic: Christian Hope; Easter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Had Christ, who once was slain
Tune Information
Arranger: Charles Wood, 1866-1926
Meter: 6 7 6 7 and refrain
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Dutch melody, 17th century

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