168. 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, list'ning to His accents,
May hear, so calm and plain,
His own "All hail!" and, hearing,
May raise the victor strain.

3 Now let the heav'ns be joyful!
Let earth her song begin!
The world resound in triumph,
And all that is therein;
Let all things seen and unseen
Their notes of gladness blend;
For Christ the Lord hath risen,
Our joy that hath no end.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: The day of resurrection!
Title: The Day of Resurrection
Translator: John M. Neale (1862)
Author: John of Damascus, 8th century
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D.
Scripture: Matthew 28:9; Luke 22:15-16; Luke 24:32; Luke 24:36; John 14:19; John 20:19; 1 Corinthians 15:20
Topic: Christ: Resurrection; resurrection
Tune Information
Name: LANCASHIRE
Composer: Henry T. Smart (1835)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D.
Key: D♭ Major



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