1 Light's glittering morning fills the sky,
heaven thunders out its victor cry;
Alleluia, alleluia!
earth shouts her Easter triumph high,
and groaning hell makes wild reply.
Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 For Christ the Lord, the mighty king,
closes with death and draws its sting;
Alleluia, alleluia!
he tramples down the powers of night,
brings out his ransomed saints to light.
Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

3 His rocky tomb the threefold guard
of watch and stone and seal had barred,
Alleluia, alleluia!
but now in royal triumph high
he comes from death to victory!
Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

4 Hell's gates are broken down at last,
our days of mourning now are past;
Alleluia, alleluia!
'Weep not,' an angel voice has said,
'Jesus is risen from the dead!'
Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

5 All praise be yours, O risen Lord,
from death to endless life restored;
Alleluia, alleluia!
to Father, Son and Spirit be
all power and praise eternally!
Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Jubilate Hymns version of Aurora lucis rutilat translated by John Mason Neale (1818 - 1866)
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