The Day draws on with golden light
The day draws on with golden light,
Glad songs go echoing through the height,
The broad earth lifts an answering
The deep makes moan with wailing fear.
For lo, He comes, the mighty King,
To take from death his power and
To trample down his gloomy reign
And break the weary prisoner’s chain.
Enclosed He lay in rocky
With guard of armèd sentinel;
But thence returning, strong and free,
He comes with pomp of jubilee.
The sad Apostles mourn Him slain,
Nor hope to see their Lord again;
Their Lord, Whom rebel thralls defy,
Arraign, accuse, and doom to
But now they put their grief away,
The pains of hell are loosed today;
For by the grave, with flashing
“Your Lord is risen,” the angel cries.
Maker of all, to Thee we pray,
Fulfill in us Thy joy
When death assails, grant, Lord, that we
May share Thy Paschal victory.
To Thee Who, dead, again, dost
All glory, Lord, Thy people give;
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete.
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