216. 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 earth unto the sky,
our God hath 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,
and earth her song begin,
the round world keep high triumph,
and all that is therein;
let all things seen and unseen
their notes of gladness blend,
for Christ the Lord is risen,
our joy that hath no end.

Text Information
First Line: The day of resurrection!
Greek Title: Άναστάσεος ήμέρα
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866) (alt.)
Author: St John of Damascus (c. 675-c. 750)
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Church Year: Easter; Easter; Joy (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ELLACOMBE
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: A Major
Source: German melody, 18th century, as adapted in Gesangbuch, Mainz, 1833, and harmonised in Gesangbuch, St Gallen, 1863; altered by Compilers of English Hymnal, 1906



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