That Ester day with joy was bright;
The sun shone out with fairer light,
When, to their longing eyes restored,
The apostles saw their risen Lord!
O Jesus, king of gentleness,
With constant love our hearts possess;
To you our lips will ever raise
The tribute of our grateful praise.
O Christ, you are the Lord of all
In this our Easter festival,
For you will be our strength and shield
From every weapon death can wield.
All praise, O risen Lord, we give
To you, once dead but now alive!
To God the Father equal praise,
And God the Holy Ghost, we raise!
Hymn # 147 from Lutheran Worship
Author: Nikolaus Herman
Tune: Erschienen Ist Der Herrlich Tag
1st Published in: 4th or 5th cent.