Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational
words of the "This Joyful Easter-Tide" lyrics,
George Ratcliffe Woodward (December 27, 1848-March 3, 1934),
was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England and
achieved fame as a Vicar and Hymn writer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: This Joyful Easter-Tide
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist):
George Ratcliffe Woodward (December 27, 1848
to March 3, 1934)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music:
Hymn Category: Easter Songs
First Line of Hymn: "This joyful Easter-tide, Away with care and sorrow!"
First Publication Date:
This Joyful Easter-Tide Lyrics
This joyful Easter-tide,
Away with care and sorrow!
My Love, the Crucified,
Hath sprung to life this morrow.
Had Christ, that once was slain,
Ne'er burst His three day prison,
Our faith had been in vain;
But now hath Christ arisen,
Arisen, arisen, arisen!
My flesh in hope shall rest,
And for a season slumber;
Till trump from east to west,
Shall wake the dead in number.
Death's flood hath lost his chill,
Since Jesus crossed the river:
Lover of souls, from ill
My passing soul deliver.