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HAIL FESTAL DAY (EASTER)




All nature with new births of beauty gay
Acknowledges her Lord’s return to-day.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now hell is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



The crucified is King; creation’s prayer
To its Creator rises everywhere.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now hell is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



Let what Thou promisedst, fair Power, be done;
The third day shines; arise O buried One.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now hell is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



It cannot be that Joseph’s sepulchre
Should keep the whole world’s Ransom prisoner.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now hell is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



No rock of stone His passage can withstand,
Who gathers all the world within His hand.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now hell is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



Leave to the grave Thy grave-clothes; let them fall;
Without Thee we have naught and with Thee all.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now hell is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



Thou gavest life, and dost endure the grave;
Thou tread’st the way of death, from death to save.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now hell is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



Bring back to day,—Thy dying made it night,—
That ages in Thy face may see the light.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now hell is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



Thy rescued are like sand beside the sea,
And where their Saviour goes, they follow free.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now hell is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.



The law of death has ceased the world to blight,
And darkness quails before the face of light.

Hail, festal day, whose glory never ends;
Now hell is vanquish’d, Christ to heav’n ascends.


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LYRICS
Meter: 10 10 r 10 10
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates:
      Bible Refs:
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1922# 650
      MUSIC
      Name: SALVE FESTA DIES
      Meter: 10 10 and refrain
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 652F
        # 650G
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