1 This is the day when Christ arose
So early from the dead:
Why should I my eyelids close,
And waste my hours in bed?
This is the day when Jesus broke
The powers of death and hell;
And shall I still wear Satan’s yoke,
And love my sins so well?
To-day, with pleasure, Christians meet,
To pray, and hear thy Word;
And I would go with cheerful feet
To learn thy will, O Lord!
I’ll leave my sport, to read and pray,
And so prepare for heaven:
O may I love this blessed day
The best of all the seven!