This Is the Day
Composer K. Lee Scott
Text K. Lee Scott, refrain based on Psalm 118:24
Voicing SATB, organ, opt. brass quartet, timp., opt. cong.
Length 4' 00" Price $1.95 (U.S.) Released 8/04
Catalog no. 405-505 Difficulty Moderately difficult
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A festive Easter canticle for choir, organ, and brass, with a refrain which may be sung by the congregation. From its opening fanfare to its final descant, this is a highly effective and exciting piece!
Christ is risen! Alleluia!
This is the day the LORD has made,
and we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Our glorious risen LORD
has triumphed o'er the tomb;
now this most joyous Eastertide
dispells all doubt and gloom. Refrain
At early light of morn
the women went their way
to Jesus' tomb to honor him
that first glad Easter day. Refrain
But Christ no longer lay
fastbound in death's domain.
The angel said, "He is not here.
Let us this news proclaim. Refrain
O day above all days,
O radiant morning bright;
on you the powers of darkness fell;
Christ's own were born to light. Refrain
--K. Lee Scott, refrain based on Psalm 118:24