733. 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 is Christ arisen,
arisen, arisen;
But now is Christ arisen.

2 Death's flood has lost its chill
Since Jesus crossed the river;
Lover of souls, from ill
My passing soul deliver. [Refrain]

3 My flesh in hope shall rest
And for a season slumber
Till trump from east to west
Shall wake the dead in number. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: This joyful Eastertide
Title: This Joyful Eastertide
Author: George R. Woodward, 1848-1934
Refrain First Line: Had Christ, who once was slain
Meter: 67 67 with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Easter
Tune Information
Meter: 67 67 with Refrain
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Davids Psalmen, Amsterdam, 1684
Copyright: Setting © 1969 Concordia Publishing House

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