Two-Part or SAB choir and organ, with optional trumpet (the baritone part is optional as well). Joyful and bright and a wonderful setting for Easter morning or the Easter season. A great tune and a great text!
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 heavens be joyful! Let earth the song begin!
The round world keep high triumph, and all that is therein!
Let all things seen and unseen their notes in gladness blend,
For Christ the Lord is risen, our joy that hath no end.