247. The Day of Resurrection

1 The day of resurrection!
Earth, tell it out abroad;
the Passover of gladness,
the Passover of God.
From death to life eternal,
from sin's dominion free,
our Christ has 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 its song begin!
The world resound in triumph,
and all that is therein;
let all things seen and unseen
their notes of gladness blend;
for Christ the Lord has risen,
our Joy that has no end!

Text Information
First Line: The day of resurrection
Title: The Day of Resurrection
Author: John of Damascus, 8th C.
Translator: John M. Neale (1862)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 5:7-8; Exodus 15:1; Matthew 5:8; Matthew 28:9
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: LANCASHIRE
Composer: Henry T. Smart (1836)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: D♭ Major



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