Easter Glory fills the Sky

This hymn for Easter was written by Scottish Roman Catholic priest James Quinn SJ (1919–2010).

It has eight verses, with some being particularly suitable for Easter Sunday and others for later in the Easter season.

With meter 7.4.7.4 D, tunes it has been set to include:
  • LLANFAIR by Robert Williams (1781-1821)
  • FRANCOIS
  • GWALCHMAI by Welch composer Joseph David Jones (1827-1870)
  • EASTER HYMN - found in Lyra Davidica, and adapted by John Arnold (1749)

Hymn-books which it has been published in include:
and they are good sources of sheet music for it.   Alternatively since the text is set to public-domain tunes, it should be possible to find a free-use version of the music you want.    


Blazing sunset behind three empty crosses - easter glory fills the sky!  Resemblance between this hymn-title-image and the Edmond's cookbook is accidental, but nevertheless, he is Sure to Rise!



Downloads

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Examples

Small group with organ, tune LLANFAIR 



Solo singer - tune EASTER HYMN:



Singer with guitar - unnamed tune:



Singer with guitar / backing track - unnamed tune



Choir with organ:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1 Easter glory fills the sky, Alleluia!

2 See, the stone is rolled away, Alleluia!

3 Mary, Mother, greet your Son, Alleluia!

4 Magd'len, wipe away your tears, Alleluia!

5 Shepherd, seek the sheep that strayed, Alleluia!

6 Seek not life within the tomb, Alleluia!

7 Though we see his face no more, Alleluia!

8 Christ the Victor over death, Alleluia!


See also

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1 Easter glory fills the sky, Alleluia! Christ now lives, no more to die, Alleluia! Darkness has been put to flight, Alleluia! By the living Lord of light, Alleluia! 2 See, the stone is rolled away, Alleluia! From the tomb where once he lay, Alleluia! He has risen as he said, Alleluia! Glorious Firstborn from the dead, Alleluia! 3 Mary, Mother, greet your Son, Alleluia! Radiant from his triumph won; Alleluia! By his cross you shared his pain, Alleluia! So for ever share his reign, Alleluia! 4 Magd'len, wipe away your tears, Alleluia! He has come who calms your fears. Alleluia! Hear the Master speak your name; Alleluia! Turn to him with heart aflame! Alleluia! 5 Shepherd, seek the sheep that strayed, Alleluia! Come to contrite Peter’s aid, Alleluia! Strengthen him to be the rock, Alleluia! Make him shepherd of your flock, Alleluia! 6 Seek not life within the tomb, Alleluia! Christ stands in the upper room, Alleluia! Risen glory he conceals, Alleluia! Risen body he reveals, Alleluia! 7 Though we see his face no more, Alleluia! He is with us as before, Alleluia! Glory veiled, he is our priest, Alleluia! His true flesh and blood our feast, Alleluia! Christ the Victor over death, Alleluia! breaths on us the Spirit's breath! Alleluia! Paradise is our reward, Alleluia! endless Easter with our Lord.Alleluia!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you the Saint louis Sisters
    in Ballymena County Antrim Ireland taught us this hymn in 1980's.
    We would raise the church roof every Easter Vigil!.
    Thank you.

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