This joyful Eastertide (Arthur Somervell)
- Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2022-08-28). Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 83 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Title: This joful Eastertide
Composer: Arthur Somervell
Lyricist: George Ratcliffe Woodward
Number of voices: 1v Voicing: S
Genre: Sacred, Anthem
First published: 1920
Original text and translations
1 This joyful Eastertide
away with sin and sorrow!
My love, the Crucified,
has sprung to life this morrow.
Had Christ, who once was slain,
not burst his three-day prison,
our faith had been in vain:
but now hath Christ arisen,
but now has Christ arisen!
2 Death's flood has lost its chill
since Jesus crossed the river.
Lover of souls, from ill
my passing soul deliver. [Refrain]
3 My flesh in hope shall rest
and for a season slumber
till trump from east to west
shall wake the dead in number. [Refrain]