Easter -- Organ Audio

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.


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"