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Great God and Saviour

Full Text

1. Great God and Saviour, on this Easter day
Gathered in Thy presence, we Thy children pray;
Make our praises incense, waft them all around
As we lift our voices, this the joyful sound:

Refrain
We’re here to praise You, Resurrection Day
Fill us with Your Spirit, speak, O Lord, we pray.

2. Angels announce Him, Jesus is the Lord and Christ
Source of our redemption, centre of our tryst;
He the Way has opened so that sinners we
Find through Him our pardon, peace and purity. [Refrain]

3. Death hides no terrors, naught can separate
Thou the conqu’ring Saviour we appreciate;
Worshipping before Thee, in Thy righteousness
Thy death hath procured this, Thee we gladly bless. [Refrain]

4. Here then is Jesus, sound His praises long,
Blend them all together, sing them in a song.
Make them loud and joyful, ‘Resurrection Day’
Christ is all victorious, nothing more to pay. [Refrain]

Author: Franklin Hunter

Hunter was con­vert­ed at age 16, in a Chris­tian En­dea­vour meet­ing at the Don­e­gall Road Meth­od­ist Church, Bel­fast, March 24, 1953. Most of his Chris­tian life has been spent in Pen­te­cost­al cir­cles, but since mov­ing to Down­pat­rick five years ago he has wor­shipped at a small Bap­tist church, where he min­is­ters reg­u­lar­ly. Cyber Hymnal Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Great God and Saviour, on this Easter day
Title: Great God and Saviour
Author: Franklin Hunter (2004-5)
Meter: 10.11.11.11 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We're here to praise You, Resurrection Day
Notes: The last verse and chorus were composed on Good Friday, 9 April 2004, and first sung in this form in Downpatrick Baptist Church, N. Ireland, on Easter Sunday, 11 April 2004. The music is so majestic and triumphant that to leave it as a single verse didn't satisfy the heart, so the first three verses have been added today, 17 February 2005. Franklin Hunter
Copyright: Released to the public domain

Tune

JUDAS MACCABEUS

JUDAS MACCABEUS is an arrangement of a tune from the chorus "See, the Conquering Hero Comes" in Handel's oratorio Judas Maccabeus (first performed without this chorus in 1746). Handel initially used the tune in his oratorio Joshua (1747) but transferred it to Judas Maccabeus in 1751; such changes we…

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The Cyber Hymnal #1758
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