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 sowed;
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 Eastertide.
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)|