166. 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 this world to the sky,
Our Christ has 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 heav'ns be joyful;
Let earth her song begin.
Let all the world keep triumph
And all that is therein.
Let all things, seen and unseen,
Their notes of gladness blend;
For Christ the Lord has risen;
Our joy shall have no end.

Text Information
First Line: The day of resurrection!
Title: The Day of Resurrection
Author: John of Damascus, c. 696-c. 754
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-66 (alt.)
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Easter
Tune Information
Composer: Henry T. Smart, 1813-79
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: C Major

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