Popular Hymn Lyrics
First Line: This joyful Eastertide,
This joyful Eastertide,
away with sin and sadness!
Our Lord, the crucified,
has filled our hearts with gladness.
Had Christ, who once was slain,
not burst his three-day prison,
our faith would be in vain.
But now has Christ a-risen,
but now has Christ arisen.
My being shall rejoice,
secure within God’s keeping,
until the trumpet voice
shall wake us from our sleeping. [Refrain]
Death’s waters lost their chill
when Jesus crossed the river.
His love shall reach me still;
his mercy is forever. [Refrain]