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.
|First Line:||The day of resurrection!|
|Title:||The Day of Resurrection|
|Translator:||John M. Neale (1862)|
|Author:||John of Damascus, 8th century|
|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|