That Easter day with joy was bright,
The sun shone out with fairer light,
When to their longing eyes restored,
The apostles saw their risen Lord.
2. His risen flesh with radiance glowed;
His wounded hands and feet he showed;
Those scars their solemn witness gave
That Christ was risen from the grave.
3. O Jesus, King of gentleness,
Who with your grace our hearts possess
That we may give you all our days
The willing tribute of our praise.
4. O Lord of all, with us abide
In this our joyful Eastertide;
From every weapon death can wield
Your own redeemed for ever shield.
5. All praise, to you, O risen Lord,
Now both by heaven and earth adored;
To God the Father equal praise,
And Spirit blest, our songs we raise.