Number: 121
Title: That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright
Composer: alt.Trier ms., 15th century Adapt. Michael Praetorius, 1609 Harm. George Ratcliffe Woodward, 1910
Author: Latin hymn, 5th century Trans. John Mason Neale, 1852;
Scripture: Matthew 28:9,16-17 Luke 22:30-31
Theme: Easter

1.  That Easter day with joy was bright,
    The sun shone out with fairer light,
    When, to their longing eyes restored,
    The apostles saw their risen Lord.

2.  O Jesus, King of gentleness,
    Do all our inmost hearts possess,
    And we to You will ever raise
    The tribute of our grateful praise.

3.  From every weapon death can wield,
    Your own redeemed forever shield;
    O Lord of all, with us abide
    In this our joyful Easter-tide.