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This joyful Eastertide
Away with sin and sorrow!
My love, the Crucified,
Has sprung to life this morrow.

 

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Had Christ, who once was slain,
Not burst his three-day prison,
Our faith had been in vain:
But now is Christ arisen, arisen, arisen;
But now is Christ arisen!

 

Death's flood has lost its chill
Since Jesus crossed the river;
Lover of souls, from ill
My passing soul deliver.

 

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

 

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Text: From Cowley Carol Book. Reprinted by permission of A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd., London England. Tune: public domain