Sticheron of the Resurrection

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The Day of Resurrection!
Let gladness light each face;
And in our solemn concourse give
To each a kind embrace;
For Christ the Lord hath risen,
And death by death is slain;
The silent dwellers in the tomb
Are called to life again.

To those who love or hate us,
"Our brethren," let us say;
Be all with joy forgiven,
This Resurrection Day.
For Christ the Lord hath risen,
And death by death is slain,
The silent dwellers in the tomb
Are called to life again.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: The day of resurrection! Let gladness light each face
Title: Sticheron of the Resurrection
Greek Title: ἀναστάσεως ἡμέρα, καὶ λαμπρυνθῶμεν τῇ πανηγύρει
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Source: Pentecostarion, p. 5
Language: English
Publication Date: 1902
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Tune

LANCASHIRE

Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed the tune in 1835 for use at a missions festival at Blackburn, Lancashire, England. For that festival, which celebrated the three-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation in England, the tune was set to Reginald Heber's (PHH 249) “From Greenland's Icy Mountains.”…

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