161. The day of resurrection!

1 The day of resurrection!
come, spread the news abroad;
the passover of gladness,
the passover of God:
from death to life eternal,
from earth up to the sky,
our Christ has brought us over
with hymns of victory.

2 Now let the skies be joyful
and earth sing back her praise;
let all the nations worship
the God of endless days:
let all things seen and unseen
their joyful music blend,
for Christ the Lord has risen —
our triumph knows no end!

Text Information
First Line: The day of resurrection!
Original Language: Greek
Author: John of Damascus (c.675-749)
Adapter: J. M. Neale (1818-1866)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God, Saviour: Risen and Victorious; Easter: The Resurrection of Christ; Easter 1: The Upper Room (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ELLACOMBE
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: A Major
Source: Württemberg Gesangbuch 1784; as in The Australian Hymn Book 1977



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