Hail the Resurrection day

Hail the Resurrection day! Let the people shout for gladness

Translator: John Brownlie; Author: St. John of Damascus
Published in 2 hymnals

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Hail the Resurrection day,
Let the people shout for gladness;
'Tis a Passover of joy,
Therefore banish every sadness;
For, from death to endless life,
Christ our Lord His people bringeth;
As from earth to heaven we rise,
Each his song of triumph singeth.

From our eyes the veil remove,
That we may, in light transcending,
See the Risen Lord of Life,
Life to all in grace extending;
Let our ears His voice perceive--
To its accents kind attending
We would hear "All hail" and sing,
Every voice in gladness blending.

Let the heavens above rejoice,
Earth unite with heaven in praising;
All the world, and all therein,
Join in triumph, heavenward raising
All things visible unite
With invisible in singing,
For the Christ is risen indeed,
Everlasting gladness bringing.

Hymns of the Greek Church, 1900

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Author: St. John of Damascus

Eighth-century Greek poet John of Damascus (b. Damascus, c. 675; d. St. Sabas, near Jerusalem, c. 754) is especially known for his writing of six canons for the major festivals of the church year. John's father, a Christian, was an important official at the court of the Muslim caliph in Damascus. After his father's death, John assumed that position and lived in wealth and honor. At about the age of forty, however, he became dissatisfied with his life, gave away his possessions, freed his slaves, and entered the monastery of St. Sabas in the desert near Jerusalem. One of the last of the Greek fathers, John became a great theologian in the Eastern church. He defended the church's use of icons, codified the practices of Byzantine chant, and wr… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hail the Resurrection day! Let the people shout for gladness
Title: Hail the Resurrection day
Translator: John Brownlie
Author: St. John of Damascus
Meter: 7.8.7.8
Source: Canon for Easter

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