245. 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 Christ has brought us over
with hymns of victory.

2 Our hearts be pure from evil,
that we may see aright
the Christ who reigns eternal
in resurrection light;
We listen for the teachings
once heard so calm and plain,
for we, too, want to follow
and raise the victor strain.

3 Now let the heavens be joyful,
let earth its song begin,
the whole world keep high triumph,
and all that is therein;
Let all things seen and unseen
their notes of gladness blend,
for Christ again has risen,
our joy that has no end.

Text Information
First Line: The day of resurrection!
Title: The Day of Resurrection
Translator: John Mason Neale (1862, alt.)
Author: John of Damascus, 8th century
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Easter
Tune Information
Composer: Henry T. Smart (1836)
Key: C Major

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