Thou hast ascended on high, Thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.@Psalm 68:18
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Nikolaus Hermann (1500-1561)

Nikolas Hermann, Die Sontags Evangelia (Wittenberg, Germany: 1560) (Erschienen Ist der Herrliche Tag). Translated from German to English by Arthur T. Russell, Psalms and Hymns (Cambridge, England: John Deighton, 1851), number 113.

Germany Sacred Melodies, by William Gardiner, 1815 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William Gardiner (1770-1853)

The day hath dawned—the day of days,
Transcending all our joy and praise:
This day our Lord triumphant rose;
This day He captive led our foes.

The serpent’s craft, sin, death and hell,
This day before the Conqueror fell:
All suffering, sorrow, ill, the name
Of Jesus risen this day o’ercame.

The sun, the earth, all things adore,
As at His death they mourned before:
All own with joy upon this day
The foe’s dominion passed away.

Then, as is meet, we now will sing
Glad hallelujahs to our king:
To Thee, Lord, doth our praise pertain,
Who for our joy art risen again.