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Text: John of Damascus, trans. John Mason Neale
Music: Ludvig M. Lindeman
Tune: Spring of Souls
LBW/WOV Hymn: #132
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #155
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3
1 Come, you faithful, raise the strain Of triumphant gladness!
God has brought his Israel Into joy from sadness,
Loosed from Pharaoh’s bitter yoke Jacob’s sons and daughters,
Led them with unmoistened foot Through the Red Sea waters.
2 ’Tis the spring of souls today: Christ has burst his prison,
And from three days’ sleep in death As a sun has risen;
All the winter of our sins, Long and dark, is flying
From the light, to whom is giv'n Laud and praise undying.
3 Now the queen of seasons bright With the day of splendor,
With the royal feast of feasts Comes its joy to render;
Comes to gladden faithful hearts Which with true affection
Welcome in unwearied strain Jesus resurrection!
4 For today among the twelve Christ appeared, bestowing
His deep peace, which evermore Passes human knowing
Neither could the gates of death, Nor the tomb's dark portal,
Nor the watchers, nor the seal, Hold him as a mortal.
5 Alleluia! Now we cry To our King immortal,
Who, triumphant, burst the bars Of the tomb’s dark portal.
Come you faithful, raise the strain Of triumphant gladness!
God has brought his Israel Into joy from sadness!