1 That Easter day with joy was bright;
the sun shone out with fairer light
when, to their longing eyes restored,
the apostles saw their risen Lord.
2 He bade them see his hands, his side,
where yet the glorious wounds abide,
the tokens true which made it plain
their Lord indeed was risen again.
3 From every weapon death can wield,
your own redeemed forever shield;
O Lord of all, with us abide
in this our joyful Eastertide.
Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #254
|First Line:||That Easter day with joy was bright|
|Title:||That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright|
|Latin Title:||Claro paschali gaudio|
|Translator:||J. M. Neale (1852)|
|Source:||Latin hymn, 4th or 5th cent.|
|Refrain First Line:||Alleluia|