Blest Easter day, what joy is thine

Blest Easter day, what joy is thine

Author: Olaus Petri
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Blest Easter day, what joy is thine!
We praise, dear Lord, Thy Name divine,
For Thou hast triumphed o'er the tomb;
No more we need to dread its gloom.

2 The tree where Thou wast offered up
Now bears the fruit of life and hope:
Thy precious blood for us is shed,
Now we may feed on heav'nly bread.

3 We thank Thee, Jesus, that Thy hand
Has freed us from sin's galling band;
No more its thralldome we need fear;
The year of liberty is here.

4 O Jesus Christ, God's Son elect,
Our Paschal Lamb without defect,
To us Thou givest strength indeed,
In all our conflicts, all our need.

5 O grant, that as Thou didst arise,
We, too, with joy, may heavenward rise,
First from our sin, to love Thy way,
Then from the grave on that great Day.

6 All praise to Thee who from death's might,
From carnal lust and sin's dark plight
Redeemest me, that even I
May reach eternal life on high.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #125

Author: Olaus Petri

Olof Persson, sometimes Petersson (January 6, 1493 – April 19, 1552), better known under the Latin form of his name, Olaus Petri (or less commonly, Olavus Petri), was a clergyman, writer, judge and major contributor to the Protestant Reformation in Sweden. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

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First Line: Blest Easter day, what joy is thine
Author: Olaus Petri



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Hymnal and Order of Service: for churches and Sunday-schools #80

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Hymnal: for churches and Sunday-schools of the Augustana Synod #80

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Sunday School Book: containing liturgy and hymns for the Sunday School (Rev. and Enl. Ed.) #43

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #125


The Hymnal and Order of Service #125

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d63

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The Junior Hymnal, Containing Sunday School and Luther League Liturgy and Hymns for the Sunday School #155

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