Copying the Hymns I’ve written and posted from my other blog
I wanted to write a hymn for Easter using Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones as a theme around Easter time, but inspirtation didn’t strike until yesterday. I could not decide between two tunes to use, so I decided both were suitable. This hymn basically uses a few different typological themes from the Old Testament. Plus, as a refrain I came up with a versified form of the Paschal Troparion from the Eastern Church, which is:
Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!
Here is the text of my hymn:
GLORIOUS HOPE OF ALL THE AGES
Glorious Hope of all the ages,
Ris’n in triumph from the dead,
Jesus Christ our risen Saviour,
Praise be to Thee without end!
From the dead Christ God is risen,
Trampling down death by His death,
And on those in…
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