The day hath dawned—the day of days

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1 The day hath dawned—the day of days,
Transcending all our joy and praise:
This day our Lord triumphant rose;
This day He captive led our foes.

2 The serpent’s craft, sin, death and hell,
This day before the Conqueror fell:
All suffering, sorrow, ill, the name
Of Jesus risen this day o’ercame.

3 The sun, the earth, all things adore,
As at His death they mourned before:
All own with joy upon this day
The foe’s dominion passed away.

4 Then, as is meet, we now will sing
Glad hallelujahs to our king:
To Thee, Lord, doth our praise pertain,
Who for our joy art risen again.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9781

Author: Nikolaus Herman

Herman, Nicolaus, is always associated with Joachimsthal in Bohemia, just over the mountains from Saxony. The town was not of importance till the mines began to be extensively worked about 1516. Whether Herman was a native of this place is not known, but he was apparently there in 1518, and was certainly in office there in 1524. For many years he held the post of Master in the Latin School, and Cantor or Organist and Choirmaster in the church. Towards the end of his life he suffered greatly from gout, and had to resign even his post as Cantor a number of years before his death. He died at Joachimsthal, May 3, 1561. (Koch, i. 390-398; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xii. 186-188, &c.) He was a great friend and helper of J. Mathesius (q.v.)… Go to person page >

Translator: Arthur T. Russell

Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: The day hath dawned—the day of days
German Title: Erschienen Ist der Herrliche Tag
Author: Nikolaus Herman
Translator: Arthur T. Russell
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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