For the Lord's Day

LORD of Life, Thy day rejoices
All who know Thee strong to save;
Glad we tune our hearts and voices
On Thy birthday from the grave:
Thou art risen!
From death's dark and gloomy wave.
Lord of Life, we here assemble
On this first and best of days;
While Thy foes may fear and tremble,
Our glad hearts are full of praise.
Thou art risen 1
We our songs of triumph raise.
Lord of Life, Thy travail's ended,
Finished is that work of love;
First-born of the dead, ascended
To the throne of God above:
At Thy glory
All our hearts in rapture move.
Lord of Life, Thou lov'st to meet us
Gathered in Thy precious name;
At Thy table Thou dost greet us,
Two or three THYSELF may claim:
THOU ART WITH US!
JESUS, EVERY DAY THE SAME.