The United Methodist Hymnal


The Day of Resurrection

1.	The day of resurrection! 
	Earth, tell it out abroad; 
	the passover of gladness, 
	the passover of God. 
	From death to life eternal, 
	from earth unto 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 the song begin! 
	Let the round world keep triumph, 
	and all that is therein! 
	Let all things seen and unseen 
	their notes in gladness blend, 
	for Christ the Lord hath risen, 
	our joy that hath no end.

WORDS: John Mason Neale, 1862; John of Damascus
MUSIC: Henry T. Smart, 1835
Theme: Adoration and Praise; Christ's Gracious Life: Resurrection and Exaltation; Christian Year: Ascension; Christian Year: Easter; Closing Hymns; Eternal Life; Jesus Christ