317. 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 this world to 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, listening to his accents,
may hear, so calm and plain,
his own "All hail!" and, hearing,
may raise the victor strain.

3 Now let the heavens be joyful,
let earth her song begin;
let the round world keep 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.

Text Information
First Line: The day of resurrection!
Title: The Day of Resurrection!
Translator: J. M. Neale (1862)
Author: St. John of Damascus
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Scripture: Luke 24:1; Exodus 12:13-14; Exodus 14:22; Matthew 28:9; Psalm 98:7
Topic: Passover
Source: Greek hymn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Alleluia!
Tune Information
Name: LANCASHIRE
Composer: Henry Smart (1836)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Key: D Major



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