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Hymn score of: I say to all men, far and near - The whole World restored in Christ (Novalis/Catherine Winkworth/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Ill. by F. Madox Brown, from Catherine Winkworth: Lyra Germanica, 1868, 45.

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I say to all men, far and near - The whole World restored in Christ
(Novalis/Catherine Winkworth/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The whole World restored in Christ.

1. I say to all men, far and near,
  that he is risen again;
that he is with us now and here,
  and ever shall remain.

2. And what I say, let each this morn
  go tell it to his friend,
that soon in every place shall dawn
  his kingdom without end.

3. Now first to souls who thus awake
  seems earth a fatherland,
a new and endless life they take
  with rapture from his hand.

4. The fears of death and of the grave
  are whelmed beneath the sea,
and every heart now light and brave
  may face the things to be.

5. The way of darkness that he trod
  to heaven at last shall come,
and he who hearkens to his word
  shall reach his Father's home.

6. Now let the mourner grief no more,
  though his beloved sleep,
a happier meeting shall restore
  their light to eyes that weep.

7. Now every heart each noble deed
  with new resolve may dare:
a glorious harvest shall the seed
  in brightest regions bear.

8. He lives, his presence hath not ceased,
  though foes and fears be rife;
and thus we hail in Easter's feast
  a world renewed to life!

Catherine Winkworth, Lyra Germanica, The Christian Life, 1868, 44-45.
Translation of part of Novalis's German hymn
Ich sag es jedem, dass er lebt.

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