1 That Easter day with joy was bright:
the sun shone out with fairer light
when to their longing eyes restored,
th'apostles saw their risen Lord.
2 His risen flesh with radiance glowed,
his wounded hands and feet he showed;
those scars their solemn witness gave
that Christ was risen from the grave.
3 O Jesus, king of gentleness,
do thou thyself our hearts possess,
that we may give thee all our days
the willing tribute of our praise.
4 O Lord of all, with us abide
in this, our joyful Eastertide;
from ev'ry weapon death can wield
thine own redeemed for ever shield.
|First Line:||That Easter day with joy was bright|
|Title:||That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright|
|Scripture:||John 20:20; John 20:27|
|Source:||Claro paschali gaudio, early medieval Latin hymn; Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861 (tr. by the compilers, slightly alt;d)|