637. 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 list'ning 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!
Title: The day of resurrection
Author: St John of Damascus (c 750)
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Easter
Tune Information
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: A Major
Source: "Würtemburg Gesangbuch" (1784)

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