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.
|First Line:||The day of resurrection!|
|Title:||The Day of Resurrection!|
|Translator:||J. M. Neale (1862)|
|Author:||St. John of Damascus|
|Scripture:||Luke 24:1; Exodus 12:13-14; Exodus 14:22; Matthew 28:9; Psalm 98:7|
|Refrain First Line:||Alleluia!|