278. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright

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.

Text Information
First Line: That Easter day with joy was bright
Title: That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Luke 24:29; John 20:19-23
Topic: Christ: Conqueror
Source: Early medieval Latin hymn; Tr. in Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861; alt.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: PUER NOBIS NASCITUR
Adapter (melody): Michael Praetorius (1609)
Arranger: George R. Woodward (1910)
Meter: L.M.
Key: D Major



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