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 all our inmost 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 Easter-tide.
from every weapon death can wield,
thine own redeemed forever shield.
|First Line:||That Easter day with joy was bright|
|Title:||That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright|
|Scripture:||Luke 24:29; John 20:19-23|
|Source:||Early medieval Latin hymn; Tr. in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861; alt.|
|Name:||PUER NOBIS NASCITUR|
|Adapter (melody):||Michael Praetorius (1609)|
|Arranger:||George R. Woodward (1910)|