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This joyful Eastertide

April 24, 2011

This joyful Eastertide,
away with sin and sorrow.
My Love, the Crucified,
hath sprung to life this morrow:

Had Christ, that once was slain,
ne’er burst his three-day prison,
our faith had been in vain;
but now hath Christ arisen.

My flesh in hope shall rest,
and for a season slumber:
till trump from east to west
shall wake the dead in number:

Death’s flood hath lost its chill,
since Jesus crossed the river:
Lover of souls, from ill
my passing soul deliver:

text: George R. Woodward (1848-1934), 1894
music: Dutch carol from David’s Psalmen, Amsterdam, 1685, arranged Charles Wood (1866-1926)

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One Comment leave one →
  1. MAG permalink
    April 26, 2011 11:08

    Decently worded.

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