THE DAY OF RESURRECTION! – HYMN

THE DAY OF RESURRECTION!   

HYMN 

I

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 hath brought us over

with hymns of victory.

II

Our hearts be pure from evil,

that we may see aright

the Lord in rays eternal

of resurrection-light;

and listening to his accents,

may hear so calm and plain
his own ‘All hail’ and, hearing,

may rise the victor strain.

III

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 hath risen

our joy that hath no end.

(Saint John Damascene, c. 750 – Tr. John M Neale 1818-1866)

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