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, list'ning to His accents, May hear, so calm and plain, His own "All hail!" and, hearing, May raise the victor strain. Now let the heav'ns be joyful! Let earth her song begin! The world resound in triumph, And all that is therein; Let all things seen and unseen Their notes of gladness blend; For Christ the Lord hath risen, Our Joy that hath no end.
~John of Damascus, 8th century;
translated by John M. Neale
Have a most blessed and joyous Easter!!!
*Photo by Jordan Parry