Title: Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain
Composer: alt.Bohemian Brethren's Gesangbuch, 1544
Author: John of Damascus (675-749) Trans. John Mason Neale, 1859;
Scripture: Exodus 14:29 I Corinthians 15:20-22
1. Come, ye faithful, raise the strain Of triumphant gladness; God hath brought forth Israel Into joy from sadness; Loosed from Pharaoh's bitter yoke Jacob's sons and daughters; Led them, with unmoistened foot, Through the Red Sea waters. 2. 'Tis the spring of souls today; Christ hath burst His prison, And from three days' sleep in death As a sun hath risen. Now rejoice, Jerusalem, And with true affection Welcome in unwearied strains Jesus' resurrection!