Tune: LANCASHIRE

Composer: Henry Thomas Smart, 1835

Author: John of Damascus, 8th cent.; trans. John Mason Neale, 1862

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VERSE 1:
The day of resurrection! Earth, tell it out abroad;
The Passover of gladness, the Passover of God.
From death to life eternal, from sin's dominion free,
Our Christ has brought us over, with hymns of victory.

VERSE 2:
Our hearts be purged 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.

VERSE 3:
Now let the heav'ns be joyful! Let earth its song begin!
Let all the world keep triumph, and all that live therein!
Let all things seen and unseen their notes of gladness blend,
For Christ the Lord is risen, our joy that has no end.