Day of wonder, day of gladness

Day of wonder, day of gladness

Author: B. H. Hall
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1 Day of wonder, day of gladness,
Hail thy ever glorious light!
Gone is sorrow, gone is sadness,
Ended is the gloomy night.
Listen to the angel's story,
Cast away all fear and dread;
Give to God the Father glory!
Christ is risen from the dead!

2 In the triumph of this hour,
Jubilant shall swell the song;
Unto Jesus, honor, power,
Blessing, victory belong.
Scattered are the clouds of error,
Sin and hell are captive led:
E'en the grave is free from terror,
Christ is risen from the dead!

3 Every people, every nation
Soon shall hear the gladsome sound;
Joyous tidings of salvation,
Borne to earth's remotest bound.
Then shall rise, in tones excelling,
Praise for grace so freely shed,
And the Easter hymn be swelling,
Christ is risen from the dead!


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #129

Author: B. H. Hall

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First Line: Day of wonder, day of gladness
Author: B. H. Hall



The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list below for the different attributions. Some editors also describe AUTUMN as "adapted from Psalm xlii in the Genevan Psalter, 1551", referring…

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