284. This Joyful Eastertide

1 This joyful Eastertide,
away with sin and sorrow!
My Love, the crucified,
has sprung to life this morrow.

Had Christ, who once was slain,
not burst his three-day prison,
our faith would be in vain.
But now has Christ arisen,
arisen, arisen, arisen.

2 My flesh in hope shall rest
And for a season slumber,
Till trump from east to west
Shall wake the dead in number. (Refrain)

3 Death's flood has lost its chill,
Since Jesus crossed the river;
Lover of souls, from ill
My passing soul deliver. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: This joyful Eastertide
Title: This Joyful Eastertide
Author: George R. Woodward (1894; Alt. 1990, mod.)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Job 19:25-27; 1 Corinthians 15:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Topic: Deliverance; Resurrection of Believers
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Had Christ, that once was slain
Tune Information
Arranger: Charles Wood, 1866-1926
Composer: Joachim Oudaen
Key: F Major
Source: Joachim Oudaen's David 's Psalmen, 1685

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