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121. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright

1 That Easter day with joy was bright,
The sun shone out with fairer light,
When, to their longing eyes restored,
The apostles saw their risen Lord.

2 O Jesus, King of gentleness,
Do all our inmost hearts possess
And we to You will ever raise
The tribute of our grateful praise.

3 From every weapon death can wield,
Your own redeemed forever shield.
O Lord of all, with us abide
In this our joyful Eastertide.

Text Information
First Line: That Easter day with joy was bright
Title: That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
Translator: John Mason Neale (1852; alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ; ;
Source: Latin hymn, 5th century
Tune Information
Adapter: Michael Praetorius (1609)
Harmonizer: George Ratcliffe Woodward (1910)
Meter: LM
Key: D Major
Source: Trier ms., 15th century

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