"The Day of Resurrection"
                          by John of Damascus, c. 750
                    Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. The day of resurrection,
        Earth, tell it out abroad,
        The Passover of gladness.
        The Passover of God.
        From death to life eternal,
        From this world to the sky,
        Our Christ hath brought us over
        With hymns of victory.

        2. 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 raise the victor strain.

        3. Now let the heavens be joyful,
        Let earth her song begin,
        Let all the world keep 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.

Notes: Hymn #205 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 118:15 Author: John of Damascus, c. 750 Translated by: John M. Neale, 1818-1866 Titled:"Anastaseohs hehmera" Composer: Henry Smart, 1836 Tune: "Lancashire"
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