Number: 115
Title: Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain
Composer: alt.Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900); alt.
Author: John of Damascus (c. 675-749) Trans. John Mason Neale, 1859;
Scripture: Exodus 14:29 I Corinthians 15:20-22
Theme: Easter

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!