This Joyful Eastertide
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SATB and Organ. This setting of of the hymn tune Vreuchten, features the second stanza in a minor key, then a triumphant return to the original with a soaring descant for the sopranos.
This joyful Eastertide,
away with care and sadness!
My Lord, the crucified,
has filled this day with gladness.
Had Christ, who once was slain,
not burst his three-day prison,
our faith would be in vain.
But now has Christ arisen.
Death's waters cannot chill
since Jesus crossed the river.
His love will keep me still;
his mercy is forever. [Refrain]
Now let us all rejoice
kept safe within God's keeping,
until the trumpet voice
shall call us from our sleeping. [Refrain]