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The Day Of Resurrection Hymn Story and Lyrics - John of Damascus, ? -780

The Day Of Resurrection Hymn Story


EASTERTIDE brings a worldwide joy, and its coming is celebrated in many different ways. Dean Stanley once penned a description of an Easter celebration in the Greek Church in which the hymn, "The day of resurrection," was sung in the original Greek, as it was first written, and with all of its original beauty: 

"As midnight approached, the Archbishop with his priests, accompanied by the king and queen, left the church and stationed themselves on the platform, which was raised considerably from the ground, so that they were distinctly seen by the people. . . . Suddenly a single report from a cannon announced that twelve oclock had struck, and that Easter Day had begun. Then the old Archbishop, elevating the cross, exclaimed in a loud, exulting tone: Christos anesti. And instantly every single individual of all that host took up the cry, . . . with a shout, Christ is risen ! Christ is risen ! 

"At the same moment the impressive darkness was succeeded by a blaze of light from thousands of tapers. . . . Everywhere men clasped each other's hands and congratulated one another and embraced with
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countenances beaming with delight, as though to each one separately some wonderful happiness had been proclaimed; and so in truth it was. And all the while, rising above the mingling of many sounds, each one of which was a sound of gladness, the aged priests were distinctly heard chanting forth this glorious old hymn of victory m tones so loud and clear that they seemed to have regained their youth to tell the world that Christ is risen from the dead."




The Day Of The Resurrection Hymn Lyrics

The day of resurrection!
Earth, tell it our abroad,
The passover of gladness,
The passover of God.
From death to life eternal,
From sin’s dominion free,
Our Christ has brought us over
With hymns of victory.

Let hearts be purged of 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.

Now let the heavens be joyful,
Let earth its 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 has risen,
Our joy that has no end!

Then praise we God the Father,
And praise we Christ his Son,
With them the Holy spirit,
Eternal Three in One,
Till all the ransomed number
Fall down before the throne
And honor, power, and glory
Ascribe to God alone!

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