205. The Day of Resurrection

1 The day of resurrection!
Earth, tell it out abroad;
the passover of gladness,
the passover of God!
From death to life eternal,
from earth unto the sky,
our Christ hath brought us over,
with hymns of victory.

2 Our hearts be pure from evil,
that we may see aright
the Lord in rays eternal
of resurrection light;
and, listening to his accents,
may hear so calm and plain
his own "All hail!" and, hearing,
may raise the victor strain.

3 Now let the heavens be joyful,
let earth her song begin,
the round world keep high triumph,
and all that is therein.
Let all things seen and unseen
their notes in gladness blend,
for Christ the Lord is risen,
our joy that hath no end.

Text Information
First Line: The day of resurrection
Title: The Day of Resurrection
Author: John of Damascus (696?-754?)
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 76 76D
Scripture: Psalm 24; Psalm 98; Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-20; John 20:1-18; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8
Topic: Easter (season); Sunday
Tune Information
Name: ELLACOMBE
Meter: 76 76D
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Gesangbuch, Württemberg, 1784



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