This joyful Eastertide (Anonymous)

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  • (Posted 2017-12-05)  CPDL #47893:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-12-05).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2011-06-17)  CPDL #23459:   
Editor: Andrew Halladay (submitted 2011-05-02).   Score information: Octavo, 1 page, 651 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Edition conceived for SATB choir. Adapted from "The Cowley Carol Book" edition. arr. Charles Wood
  • (Posted 2007-11-18)  CPDL #15458:         
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2007-11-18).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 38 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Edition based on the Cyber Hymnal. Does not contain any text.
  • (Posted 2003-11-20)  CPDL #06110:      (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Andrew Crookall (submitted 2003-11-20).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 30 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 1999-12-01)  CPDL #00581:     
Editor: Christopher Braginetz (submitted 1999-12-01).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 120 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: arr. Charles Wood.

General Information

Title: This joyful Eastertide
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: Charles Wood
Lyricist: George Ratcliffe Woodward, in Carols for Easter and Ascensiontide, 1894

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Tune: Easter-Tide, from David’s Psalmen, Amsterdam, Holland: 1685.

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Original text and translations

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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,
arisen, arisen, arisen.

My flesh in hope shall rest,
And for a season slumber:
Till trump from east to west
Shall wake the dead in number.

Had Christ, that once…

Death's flood hath lost his chill,
Since Jesus cross'd the river
Lover of souls, from ill
My passing soul deliver.

Had Christ, that once …