254. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright

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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.

Text Information
First Line: That Easter day with joy was bright
Title: That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
Translator: John Mason Neale (1852, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: LM
Scripture: Matthew 28:9; Luke 24:34; John 20
Topic: Christian Year: Easter Vigil; Christian Year: Resurrection/Easter; Jesus Christ: Resurrection1 more...
Source: Latin hymn, 5th cent.
Language: English
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Name: PUER NOBIS NASCITUR
Adapter: Michael Praetorius (1609)
Meter: LM
Key: D Major
Source: Trier ms., 15th cent.
Notes: (alternate harmonization, 67)


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These Eastertide stanzas are derived from a longer Latin text that was one of the earliest hymns written especially for a season of the church year. They are set here to a tune with Christmas associations, a means of linking the two great festivals of the Christian year.


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