THIS JOYFUL EASTERTIDE – HYMN

THIS JOYFUL EASTERTIDE 

HYMN 

I

This joyful Eastertide,

away with sin and sorrow,

my love, the Crucified,

hath sprung to life this morrow:

Had Christ, that once was slain,
ne’er burst his three-day prison
our faith had been in vain:
but now hath Christ arisen.

II

My flesh in hope shall rest,

and for a season slumber:

till trump from east to west

shall wake the dead in number:

Had Christ, that once was slain,
ne’er burst his three-day prison
our faith had been in vain:
but now hath Christ arisen.

III

Death’s flood hath lost his chill,

since Jesus crossed the river:

lover of souls, from ill

my passing soul deliver.

Had Christ, that once was slain,
ne’er burst his three-day prison
our faith had been in vain:
but now hath Christ arisen.

(George Ratcliffe Woodward 1849-1934)

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