231. That Eastertide with Joy Was Bright

1 That Eastertide with joy was bright;
the sun shone out with fairer light,
alleluia, alleluia!
when, to their longing eyes restored,
the apostles saw their risen Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 He bade them see his hands, his side,
where yet the glorious wounds abide;
alleluia, alleluia!
the tokens true which made it plain
their Lord indeed was risen again.
Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

3 From every weapon death can wield
thine own redeemed forever shield:
alleluia, alleluia!
O Lord of all, with us abide
in this our joyful Eastertide.
Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

4 Jesus, the king of gentleness,
do thou thyself our hearts possess,
alleluia, alleluia!
that we may give thee all our days
the tribute of our grateful praise.
Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: That Eastertide with joy was bright
Title: That Eastertide with Joy Was Bright
Latin Title: Aurora lucis rutilat
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: LM with Alleluias
Scripture: Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-20; Luke 24:1-53; John 20:1-18; John 20:19-31; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; 1 Corinthians 15:12-28
Topic: Easter (season); Easter (second Sunday)
Source: Latin (Aurora lucis rutilat, part 3, 5th cent.?)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Adapter: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Harmonizer: Derek Holman (1931-)
Meter: LM with Alleluias
Key: D Major
Source: Geistliche Kirchengesänge, Köln, 1623
Copyright: Adapt. © Oxford University Press; harm. © Derek Holman
Notes: Higher key 320, 344; Alt setting 355



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