1 That Easter day with joy was bright,
the sun shone out with fairer light,
when, to their longing eyes restored,
the glad apostles saw their 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, strong in gentleness,
come now yourself, our hearts possess,
that we may give thee all our days
the tribute of our grateful praise.
4 Come, risen Christ, with us abide
in this our joyful Eastertide;
your own redeemed forever shield
from every weapon death can wield.
|First Line:||That Easter day with joy was bright|
|Title:||That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright|
|Translator:||John M. Neale, 1818-1866|
|Source:||Latin hymn, 5th c.|
|Adapter:||Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621|
|Harmonizer:||George R. Woodward, 1848-1934|