The Day of Resurrection!

The day of resurrection!
Let’s tell it far abroad
The festival of gladness,
The festival of God!
From death to life eternal,
From earth unto the sky
Our God hath gained us over;
His is the victory.

The Lord grim death has conquered:
Let Easter songs begin,
The ransomed earth rejoicing,
And all that is therein,
Let spirits all in heaven
Their notes of triumph blend,
For Christ the Lord is risen;
Our joy shall have no end.

Let hearts be pure from evil,
That see we may aright
The Lord in rays eternal
Of resurrection light,
That we in realms celestial,
E’erlasting gladness gain,
And God’s “All hail” then hearing,
Intone the victor strain.

Ludwig Bonvin, “Hosanna” Catholic Hymn Book, 4th ed. (St. Louis: B. Herder, 1914).

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