The day of Resurrection

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.

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.

Now let the heavens be joyful!
Let earth her song begin!
The round world keep high 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 of Damascus (ca. 675-749), ca. 750;
trans. John Mason Neale (1818-1866), 1853

MIDI: Ellacombe (Mainzer Gesangbuch, 1833)

Meter: 76 76 D

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 290 Dorking  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 142 Wie soll ich dich empfangen  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 105 Hullah, Tours  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 105 Munich  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 105 Dorking, Greenland  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 105 Rotterdam  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 137 Lancashire  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 188 St. Theodulph  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 132 Rotterdam  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 183    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 206 Lancashire  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 115 Lausanne  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 115 Greenland  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 115 All Hallows, Rotterdam  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 115 Greenland, Rotterdam  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 115 All Hallows, Greenland, Rotterdam  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 115 Dorking, Lancashire  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 150 Ach Gott vom Himmelreiche  
The English Hymnal, 1906 137 Ellacombe  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 167 Lancashire, Rotterdam  
The Hymnal 1916 171 Greenland, Rotterdam  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 334 Lancashire, Resurrection  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 157 St. Theodulph  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
114 All Hallows, Rotterdam  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925 095 Ellacombe  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 146 Ach Gott vom Himmelreiche  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 164 td>All Hallows, Lancashire, Llanfyllin  
The Hymnal 1940 096 td>All Hallows, Ellacombe  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 132 Ellacombe  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 139 Ellacombe  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 190 Ellacombe  
The Hymn Book 1971 374 Komm, Seele  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 277 Ellacombe  
The Hymnal 1982 210 Ellacombe  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 075 Ellacombe  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 117 Ellacombe  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 161 Ellacombe  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 474 Ellacombe  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 205 Ellacombe  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 361 Ellacombe  
Sing Glory, 1999 415 Ellacombe  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 157 Ellacombe  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 637 Ellacombe  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 283 Ellacombe  

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