Stichera (Sung after the Canon for Easter Day)

Thy glorious rising on the first of days

Translator: John Brownlie
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Thy glorious rising on the first of days,
We come adoring, and with grateful praise
Thy saving Passion sing in joyful lays;--
With trumpet sound His praise advance.

O Christ Who, on the Cross in dark dismay
Didst vanquish death and cast his bands away,--
Almighty, in our life give peace, we pray;
Praise Him with cymbals in the dance.

Thou Christ Who, from the depths of hades brought
The life to mortal man his spirit sought;
May we with pure heart hymn Thee as we ought;--
With trumpet sound His praise advance.

We praise Thee that in condescension Thou,
Of Virgin born, to man's estate didst bow,
One with th' Eternal Father then as now;--
Praise Him with cymbals in the dance.

He, on the Cross Who freely bare our woes,
And from the grave a glorious Victor rose,
Now on the world His saving grace bestows;--
With trumpet sound His praise advance,
Praise Him with cymbals in the dance.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, 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 >

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First Line: Thy glorious rising on the first of days
Title: Stichera (Sung after the Canon for Easter Day)
Greek Title: ὑμνοῦμεν σου Χριστὲ, τὸ σωτήριον πάθος
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 10.10.10.8
Source: Pentecostarion, p. 5
Language: English
Publication Date: 1902
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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