1 This joyful Eastertide,
away with sin and sadness!
Our Lord, the crucified,
has filled our hearts with gladness.
Had Christ, who once was slain,
not burst his three-day prison,
our faith would be in vain.
But now has Christ a-risen,
but now has Christ arisen.
2 My being shall rejoice,
secure within God’s keeping,
until the trumpet voice
shall wake us from our sleeping. [Refrain]
3 Death’s waters lost their chill
when Jesus crossed the river.
His love shall reach me still;
his mercy is forever. [Refrain]