Ho bela paska tag'

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1. Ho bela paska tag'! Nun paŝu, hom', al belo!
Krist' iris post la plag' el Sia tomboĉelo.
Se regus plu pereo kiun tomba ŝton' kondiĉis,
ja vanus nia fid'.
Sed Kristo releviĝis, leviĝis, leviĝis,
Kristo releviĝis.

2. Timigis vin malsan', aŭ kulp' sentigas tremon;
sed kruce Lia am' jam portis vian premon.
Se plu Li kuŝus, kie Li dum morto-nokt' troviĝis,
ja vanus nia lukt'.
Sed Kristo releviĝis, leviĝis, leviĝis,
Kristo releviĝis.

3. Por la forir-sufer' Li helpon preparadis:
Sen pov' la mort-river', ĉar Kristo ĝin travadis.
Se plu Li restus, kie pro la ondoj ni vertiĝis,
ja vanus la esper'.
Sed Kristo releviĝis, leviĝis, leviĝis,
Kristo releviĝis.

Source: TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #171

Author: George Ratcliffe Woodward

Educated at Caius College in Cambridge, England, George R. Woodward (b. Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, 1848; d. Highgate, London, England, 1934) was ordained in the Church of England in 1874. He served in six parishes in London, Norfolk, and Suffolk. He was a gifted linguist and translator of a large number of hymns from Greek, Latin, and German. But Woodward's theory of translation was a rigid one–he held that the translation ought to reproduce the meter and rhyme scheme of the original as well as its contents. This practice did not always produce singable hymns; his translations are therefore used more often today as valuable resources than as congregational hymns. With Charles Wood he published three series of The Cowley Carol Book (19… Go to person page >

Translator: Adolf Burkhardt

Evangelical German pastor, writer, translator (largely of religious songs), ecumenical activist, and one of the most influential and prolific hymnal compilers in Esperanto. He was a member of the editorial committee responsible for the 1971 Protestant hymnal Adoru Kantante, the sole compiler of the ten-installment Tero kaj Ĉielo Kantu (later republished in three volumes), and one of the three members of "Kloster Kirchberg", the editorial board that produced the 2001 ecumenical Esperanto hymnal Adoru - Ekumena Diserva Libro. Burkhardt was honored in a 368-page Festschrift, Esperante kaj Ekumene, Fest-libro por la 75a naskiĝ-tago de Adolf Burkhardt. With the other members of Kloster Kirchberg, he shared in the 2002 FAME-foundation's… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ho bela paska tag'! Nun paŝu, hom', al belo!
Title: Ho bela paska tag'
English Title: This joyful Easter-tide
Author: George Ratcliffe Woodward (1894)
Translator: Adolf Burkhardt (1999)
Language: Esperanto



The tune VRUECHTEN was published in 1624 in of Dirk Rafaelsz. Camphuysen's Stigtelijke Rijmen with the text "De liefde voortgebracht" which is a rendering of 1 Corinthians 13. It was later published in Joachim Oudaen's David' s Psalmen (1685) as a setting for "Hoe groot de vruchten zijn." The tune i…

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